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Knopf. Zuckermann, Ghil’ad (2003) Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew. London: Palgrave Macmillan. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-05 28 Mauritian Muslims: Negotiating Changing Identities through Language Aaliya Rajah-Carrim Introduction 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.

It does, however, seem that Hebrew was better maintained in Judaea than in Galilee, an area where a great number of peoples had been settled during the Babylonian exile: 19 (Jerusalem Talmud Megillah i 1). All legal documents seem to have been written in Aramaic. The documents of which we have most knowledge are marriage contracts and divorces: a tractate of the Talmud deals with each. The formulae to be used in each were clearly prescribed, but it is interesting to note that the written word of the contract was not the last word: if a marriage contract had by mistake omitted a required section, the rabbis held that the normal provision rather than the words written in the contract applied.

Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-05 Aaliya Rajah-Carrim The Sociology of Language and Religion theological stances. Language in this context is a powerful tool for the two main theological groups to assert their differences from each other. While most, if not all, MMs started off as Ahle-Sunnah practitioners, half of the community have now turned to Deobandi or other schools of thought (Donath 2006). Each group claims that they represent the true or pure version of Islam as practised by the Prophet Muhammad, while the other theologies are corrupted versions of the religion.

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