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From ancestral cultures to national culture, Mauritius = Des cultures ancestrales à la culture nationale de l"ile Maurice by Armoogum Parsuraman

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Published by s.n.] in [Mauritius .
Written in English



  • Mauritius


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  • Mauritius -- Cultural policy.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesDes cultures ancestrales à la culture nationale de l"ile Maurice.
StatementArmoogum Parsuraman.
LC ClassificationsDT469.M44 P37 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination81 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2181946M
LC Control Number88980573

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