Mauritania... or Mauritius?

or each statement, guess whether it applies to Mauritania, Mauritius or both.
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Last updated: April 1, 2019
First submittedFebruary 17, 2019
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1. Around 90% of its area is desert
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2. Is one of the richest countries per capita in Africa
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3. Is a parliamentary republic
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4. Won its independence in the 1960s
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5. Used to be a French colony
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6. Does not have an official language
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7. Over 95% of its population is Islam
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8. Is made up of 15 or more regions
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9. Is said to have been home to the dodo bird
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10. Is the eighth most visited country in Africa, with 1.34 million tourists in 2017
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11. Has an adult literacy rate lower than 90% (World average is around 90%)
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12. Recognizes Kosovo as a country
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13. Its capital city's name can be translated to the “Place of Winds”
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14. Holds "The Eye of Africa," a circular formation visible from space
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15. Received its name in honor of Prince Maurice van Nassau
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Level 31
Feb 17, 2019
nice quiz
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Level 62
Feb 17, 2019
Nice quiz! Was about to make my own haha!
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2019
Mauritius has NO official language. English is the most common administrative language, French is the language of most media and Mauritian Creole is the main mother tongue.
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Level 58
Jul 28, 2019
question 7 should say "Muslim", not "Islam".