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Seychelles

Line breaks: Sey|chelles
Pronunciation: /seɪˈʃɛlz
 
, -ˈʃɛl/
(also the Seychelles)

Definition of Seychelles in English:

A country consisting of a group of about ninety islands in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 km (600 miles) NE of Madagascar; population 87,500 (est. 2009); languages, French Creole (official), English, French; capital, Victoria.

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 in 1976

Derivatives

Seychellois

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Pronunciation: /ˌseɪʃɛlˈwʌ/
adjective& noun (plural same)
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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