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
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- 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.
Definition of Seychelles in:
- The US English dictionary