Since the Treaty of Paris in 1814, Seychelles became a British Colony until formally reaching independence in June 1976
Seychelles' granitic islands are considered the oldest and hardest granite in the world. The majority of the islands are uninhabited with many dedicated as nature reserves
Although some of the fruits available will be familiar to you, there exists an exotic tropical array of products that we invite you to discover for both their taste and texture
Seychelles remains a melting pot of cultures and the 'Carnaval International de Victoria' showcases the harmony and diversity that is a model for the World
Language & People
Today, the approximately 90,000 Seychellois population continues to reflect its multi-ethnic roots. Traditionally, the islands have attracted a broad diversity of peoples from the four corners of the earth that has included freed slaves, European settlers, political exiles, adventurers, traders of Arab and Persian origin as well as Chinese and Indians.
Practically every nation on earth has been represented in this melting pot of cultures, each one contributing its special influence to today's vibrant yet tranquil society. Seychellois Creole, also known as kreol or seselwa, is the French-based creole language of the Seychelles. It shares official language status with English and French (in contrast to Mauritian and Reunion Creole, which lack official status in Mauritius and La Reunion.
Since its independence in 1976, the government of the Seychelles has sought to develop the language, with its own orthography and codified grammar, establishing LenstitiKreol (the Creole Institute) for this purpose.