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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.

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)

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.
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
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

Seychelles

[seɪˈʃɛlz] npl
the Seychelles → les Seychelles fpl

Seychelles

plSeychellen pl

Seychelles

[seɪˈʃɛlz] npl the Seychellesle Seychelles
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Aside from this award, Seychelles scooped other awards such as the leading destination in the Indian Ocean, while the national airline Air Seychelles won the leading airline, airline business class and cabin crew for the Indian Ocean.
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From July, Air Seychelles will launch three weekly non-stop services to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, replacing the current twice weekly service via Abu Dhabi, the airline said in a statement.
The aim of the project is to develop a plan that will articulate a clear vision for the future of the Seychelles, a country spanning over 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa.
Under the codeshare agreement, Air Seychelles will place its 'HM' code on Hong Kong Airlines' flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok.
The changes, effective December 1, include increased weekly frequencies between Seychelles and Abu Dhabi, more capacity on flights to Mauritius, and revised schedules for routes to and from Johannesburg, Mauritius, and Paris.
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