Mauritian Muslims: Negotiating Changing Identities through Language

  • Aaliya Rajah-Carrim


This chapter analyses the changing linguistic practices of a minority religious group in a plurireligious secular society: Muslims in Mauritius. Although most Mauritian Muslims (MMs) are of Indian origin, they adhere to different theological groups. There are also ethnic differences within the community. These religious and ethnic identities are reflected in, and expressed by, linguistic practices.


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