- a republic consisting of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, NE of Madagascar: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.
Examples from the Web for seychelles
The pictures published today in the Aussie magazine Women's Day show the pair flashing plenty of flesh on the Seychelles beach.William and Kate Honeymoon Photos Published
July 10, 2012
Having found the perfect hotel in the Seychelles, they were dismayed to find it was booked solid.Why William and Kate Delayed Their Honeymoon
May 8, 2012
Captain Romer was compelled to hurry off to the Seychelles Islands.Black Ivory
In 1908, however, Coetivy was transferred to the Seychelles administration.
The ship headed for the Island of Mah, the largest of the Seychelles group.Seven Legs Across the Seas
This remarkable polyp was brought from the Seychelles Islands by Mons.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
The Seychelles species (Chamleon tigris) also occurs at Zanzibar.Island Life
Alfred Russel Wallace
- 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)
Word Origin and History for 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. Related: Seychellois.