Seychelles
geographical name island group W Indian Ocean NE of Madagascar capital Victoria (on Mahé Island) area 107 square miles (277 square kilometers), population 68,598; formerly a British colony, a republic in the Commonwealth of Nations since 1976 • Seychellois noun

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  • SEYCHELLES — Situé au cœur de l’océan Indien, l’archipel des Seychelles demeure peu connu dans son ensemble malgré sa réputation touristique. Cet État exigu, issu d’une décolonisation récente, a tout juste deux siècles d’existence, puisque ce sont des colons… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Seychelles — renamed 1756 in honor of French finance minister Jean Moreau de Séchelles; spelling altered 1794 by the English when they took the islands from France …   Etymology dictionary

  • Seychelles — [sā shel′, sāshelz′] country on a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar: formerly a British colony, it became independent as a republic within the Commonwealth (1976): 175 sq mi (453 sq km); pop. 67,000; cap. Victoria (on… …   English World dictionary

  • Seychelles — Republic of Seychelles Repiblik Sesel République des Seychelles …   Wikipedia

  • Seychelles — /say shel , shelz /, 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. 78,142; 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria. * * * Seychelles Introduction… …   Universalium

  • Seychelles — Repiblik Sesel République des Seychelles Republic of Seychelles República de las Seychelles …   Wikipedia Español

  • Seychelles —  Pour l’article homophone, voir C shell. République des Seychelles (fr) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Seychelles — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Seychelles <p></p> Background: <p></p> A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter.… …   The World Factbook

  • Seychelles — La República de Seychelles es un grupo de 115 islas ubicadas en el Océano Índico, al noreste de Madagascar, con una superficie total de 455 km². Su capital Victoria es la única ciudad de archipiélago, ubicada en la isla Mahé, habitada por un… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Seychelles — noun 1. a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976 • Syn: ↑Republic of Seychelles • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land • Part Holonyms: ↑Seychelles islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seychelles — /seɪˈʃɛlz/ (say say shelz) noun a republic consisting of more than 100 islands in the western Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles archipelago; a French, then a British colony before independence in 1976. 444 km2. Languages: Creole, also… …   Australian English dictionary

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