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
After Jean Moreau de Séchelles. (Wiktionary)