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Seychelles

Sey·chelles

 (sā-shĕl′, -shĕlz′)
An island country in the western Indian Ocean north of Madagascar. Previously uninhabited, the islands were explored by Vasco da Gama in the early 1500s and colonized by the French in the mid-1700s. They were taken by the British in 1794, and Britain gained permanent control of them in 1814. The Seychelles were a crown colony from 1903 until 1975, when they became self-governing. Independence as a Commonwealth nation was achieved in 1976. Victoria, on Mahé Island, is the capital.
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Seychelles

(seɪˈʃɛl; -ˈʃɛlz)
pl n
(Placename) a group of volcanic islands in the W Indian Ocean: taken by the British from the French in 1744: became an independent republic within the Commonwealth in 1976, incorporating the British Indian Ocean Territory islands of Aldabra, Farquhar, and Desroches. Languages: Creole, English, and French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 90 846 (2013 est). Area: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)
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Sey•chelles

(seɪˈʃɛl, -ˈʃɛlz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
a republic consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, NE of Madagascar: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 79,164; 176 sq. mi. (455 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Seychelles - a republic on the Seychelles islandsSeychelles - a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
Seychelles islands, Seychelles - a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar
capital of Seychelles, Victoria - port city and the capital of Seychelles
Seychellois - a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
2.Seychelles - a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar
Republic of Seychelles, Seychelles - a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
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Translations
Seychely
Seychellit
Sejšeli
Seychelle-szigetek
セイシェルセーシェル
Seychellene
Seszele
SeichelesSeychelles
Seychelles
Sejšeli

Seychelles

[seɪˈʃelz] NPLSeychelles fpl
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Seychelles

[seɪˈʃɛlz] npl
the Seychelles → les Seychelles fpl
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Seychelles

plSeychellen pl
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Seychelles

[seɪˈʃɛlz] npl the Seychellesle Seychelles
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It is a remarkable fact, that all the many small islands, lying far from any continent, in the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans, with the exception of the Seychelles and this little point of rock, are, I believe, composed either of coral or of erupted matter.
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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will take delivery of its first Airbus A320 aircraft in December, heralding significant enhancements to its international flight schedule at the same time.
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has visited the Seychelles for the first official meeting to discuss the preparation of the Seychelles Strategic Plan.
Bulgarian folk costumes were worn for the first time in the 2014 Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria.
Muscat: Dr Ali bin Mas'oud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, met in his office here yesterday with Pierre Laporte, Minister of Finance, Trade and Investment in the Republic of Seychelles, who is currently visiting Oman.
The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has entered into a partnership with Air Seychelles as a means of offering service globally.
The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) and ProgressSoft Corporation have announced the project launch of the total countrywide mobile payment solution in the Republic of Seychelles.
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World aviation and tourism event attracting registrations at record pace The appeal of a world aviation and tourism conference with a focus on Africa, taking place in Seychelles, is attracting participation at a fast pace.
Production of narcotics in Seychelles is limited to the growing of cannabis.
European airline sees launch of Seychelles service as the start of a love affair A Seychelles delegation headed by Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), and Capt David Savy, the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA), accompanied by Monette Rose, the Tourism BoardOs Manager for Italy, met with Franco C.B.