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Seychelles


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These islands in the Indian Ocean were first marked on Portuguese charts in 1502 but not settled by whites until 1742 when Lazare Picault took possession of them for the French East India Company. In 1810 they were captured by the British and retained at the peace of Paris. The Republic of the Seychelles came into existence on 27 June 1976.

Subjects: History — African Studies.


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