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Mauritius is the largest island of the relatively distant and isolated Indian Ocean archipelago known as the Mascarene Islands. It was unsettled by humans until early modern times. The archipelago is known for its highly endemic flora and fauna, of which several species had gone extinct during the settler period, including the famous dodos (giant flightless pigeons). The islands were formerly a French colony, but Mauritius was taken over by the British after the Napoleonic Wars, leaving France in possession of only the second largest island, Réunion. Mauritius was granted independence in 1968. Nowadays, it is a primarily anglophone, but ethnically very mixed island nation.


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Réunion - Second largest landmass of the Mascarene Islands, a French overseas territory.

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