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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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(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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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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|Noun||1.||Seychelles - 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
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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Seychelles[seɪˈʃelz] NPL → Seychelles fpl
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the Seychelles → les Seychelles fpl
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pl → Seychellen pl
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Seychelles[seɪˈʃɛlz] npl the Seychelles → le Seychelles
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