Mauritius, officially The Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The country features the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, east of Mauritius, and the outer islands. The capital and largest city are Port Louis. The people of Mauritius are multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multicultural, and multilingual. In fact, there are about four different ethnic groups in Mauritius; the Indians – who are the bulk of the population, the Creoles, the Chinese and the French who have the lowest population.