Definition of Seychelles in English:

Seychelles

Syllabification: Sey·chelles
Pronunciation: /sāˈSHel(z)/
(also the Seychelles)
A country that consists of a group of about 90 islands in the Indian Ocean, about 600 miles (1,000 km) northeast of Madagascar; population 87,500 (est. 2009); capital, Victoria; languages, French (official), English, and Creole.

The islands were uninhabited until the mid 18th century, when the French annexed them. The Seychelles were captured by Britain during the Napoleonic Wars and administered from Mauritius before becoming a separate colony in 1903 and an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1976

Derivatives

Seychellois

Pronunciation: /ˌsāSHelˈwä/
adjective & noun (plural same)
More example sentences
  • The island lies just to the north of Praslin (from where you will be picked up by boat), which offers a little of everything Seychellois - village life, glorious beaches, nature reserves and the Vallée de Mai World Heritage Site.
  • Most citizens, who are of mixed African and European descent, consider themselves Seychellois.
  • The following is a Seychellois proverb in the Creole language.

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