Mauritius (i/məˈrɪʃəs/; French:Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (French:République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the island of Mauritius, Rodrigues (560 kilometres (350mi) east), and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues (172km (107mi) southwest) form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040km2. The capital and largest city is Port Louis.
The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs and then by the Portuguese, who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France. Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.
Maurice is a traditionally masculine given name. It originates as a French name derived from the Latin Mauritius or Mauricius and was subsequently used in other languages.
Its popularity is due to Mauritius, a saint of the Theban Legion (died 287).
Mauritius is otherwise attested as a given name of the Roman Empire period, in origin meaning "one from Mauritania", i.e. "the Moor".
Letter Of supercargo WILLEM JANSZ(OON) to the Managers of the Amsterdam
Chamber, October 6, 1618.
Worshipful Wise Provident Discreet Gentlemen,
(Sailed 1000 miles to eastward in in 38 degrees with notable success.)
The present serves only to inform you that on the 8th of June last with the ship Mauritius we passed Cape de bon esperence, with strong westerly winds, so that we deemed it inadvisable to call at any land, after which we ran a thousand miles to eastward in 38 degrees Southern Latitude, though we should have wished to go still further east.
The swimming pool was freezing, but there were lots of activities for children ... My best holiday was 30 years ago, when we stayed at Le Touessrok resort in Mauritius. I’m not good at sports and I’m not brave — paddling in the sea up to my waist is usually my limit — but Carly went on at me so much to go paragliding with her that I eventually agreed ... .
Speaking to Sports NATION, coach Malbrook noted that his preparation for the Games will not be a one-man show, but rather be based on a team work approach ... As a player, Simone Malbrook has taken part in eight IOIG, starting in 1990 in Madagascar and her last involvement was in 2019 in the 10th Games in Mauritius.
Two-thousand miles southeast of the coast of Madagascar, in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean lies the small tropical island of Mauritius... But that should change, because Mauritius is an ideal getaway for a luxury beach vacation ... Golf and diving are popular sports and Mauritius is also a paradise for food lovers.
I went into the race as a warm-up for the new season, but I am super proud I did it,” Azemia told Sports NATION in a telephone conversation. Azemia was a member of the medley relay team who won a bronze medal at last year’s Jeux de la Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l’Océan Indien (CJSOI) in Mauritius and he ran the 400m leg ... The results.
Speaking to Sport NATION, chairman of the SeychellesHandballFederation (SHF) Norbert Dogley said even if they are starting the preparation early during the year, they are already late in terms of preparations, since the Games are only six months away ... Handball did not feature on the 10th Games’ calendar in 2019 in Mauritius.
At the 12th Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) Games held between December 4-11, in Mauritius, swimmer KhemaElizabeth won eight medals – three gold, one silver and four bronze –while handi-sport athlete Dinara Bonne won two gold medals in athletics.
Himself a past athlete, the head of State was addressing Team Seychelles’ medal winners at the recently held 12th Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) Games which took place between December 4-11, in Mauritius... He urged the young athletes to stay connected to their sports and to persist, especially in hard times.
... management and coaching team who accompanied the athletes for their contributions to the performance of the athletes at the 12th Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l’Océan Indien Games which took place in Mauritius from December 4-11.