- one of the Comoro Islands, in the Indian Ocean, NW of Madagascar: an overseas department of France. 144 sq. mi. (373 sq. km).
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Mayotte was devastated in 1898 by a cyclone of great severity.
The captain of the ‘Dawn’ told that when off the island of Mayotte, away to the northward here, a brig was in his company.The Ruined Cities of Zululand
Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
Sugar refineries, distilleries of rum, and sawmills are worked in Mayotte by French settlers.
The chief sources of revenue are poll and house taxes, and, in Mayotte, a land tax.
The budgets of the four islands in 1904 came to some 30,000, that of Mayotte being about half the total.
- an island in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar; administered by France. Pop (including Pamanzi): 186 026 (2004 est). Area: 374 sq km (146 sq miles)