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Mauritian diaspora in the United Kingdom

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Mauritian diaspora in the United Kingdom are British people with Mauritian descent, or who were born on Mauritius. The 2001 UK Census recorded 27,078 Mauritian-born people living in the UK. The 2011 UK Census recorded 40,890 Mauritian-born residents in England, 434 in Wales, 571 in Scotland, and 83 in Northern Ireland. The Office for National Statistics estimates that in 2014, 41,000 people born in Mauritius were resident in the UK.

Up until 1968, Mauritius was under British rule, and the nation remains very closely linked to the UK, hence the UK being a popular destination for Mauritian emigrants.

Notable individuals

  • Lise de Baissac, heroine of the Special Operations Executive during World War II
  • Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick, musician (Incognito)
  • Safia Minney, founder of Fair Trade and environmental fashion and lifestyle label People Tree
  • Rav Wilding, television presenter and police officer
  • MC Zani, beatboxer
  • Bernard Paul, boxer of the 1990s and 2000s
  • Julian Peedle-Calloo, TV Presenter
  • References

    Mauritian diaspora in the United Kingdom Wikipedia


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