1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Mascarene Islands
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Mascarene Islands (occasionally Mascarenhas), the collective title of a group in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, viz. Mauritius, Réunion and Rodriguez (q.v.). The collective title is derived from the Portuguese navigator Mascarenhas, by whom Réunion, at first called Mascarenhas, was discovered.