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Mauritius

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Mauritius was known to Arab navigators probably not later than the 10th century. It was probably visited by Malays in the 15th century, and was discovered by the Portuguese between 1507 and 1512, but the Dutch were the first settlers (1598). In 1710 they abandoned the island, which was occupied by the French under the name of Ile de France (1715). The British occupied the island in 1810, and it was formally ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Paris, 1814. Mauritius attained independence on 12 March 1968.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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  • John Paxton

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