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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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. Population: 81,900.

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  • proper n. Country in East Africa. Official name: Republic of Seychelles.

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  • n. a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
  • n. a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar

Etymologies

After Jean Moreau de Séchelles. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I also once spent three weeks on a secluded island in Seychelles and loved it, but it was only three weeks between two workoholics appointments.

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  • The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 Indian Ocean islands about 1,000 miles 1,600 kilometers east of the Kenyan coast.

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  • "If there was a piracy situation gone wrong, the Seychelles are a good place from which to put something overhead," said the senior defense official.

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  • The Seychelles is the smallest African nation by both area (455 km2) and population (82,247).

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  • Aside from land clearance and introduced species, the main conservation concern in the Seychelles is the vulnerability of small populations with restricted ranges.

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  • As shown in the figure to the right, only in Madagascar and the Seychelles is the majority of land still used for agriculture.

    Western Indian Ocean Islands and land resources

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