Definition of Seychelles in English:

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Seychelles

Pronunciation: /seɪˈʃɛlz/
/seɪˈʃɛl/
(also the Seychelles)
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.

Words that rhyme with Seychelles

Dardanelles, Wells

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