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Outer Seychelles

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Outer Seychelles

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The Outer Seychelles are the vast and far spread apart corralline island chains of the Seychelles.


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Aldabra Islands
Amirante Islands
Alphonse Group
Farquhar Group
Southern Coral Group

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The cosmopolitan Seychellois are a colourful blend of peoples of different races, cultures and religions. At different times in its history, people of African, European and Asian origin have come to Seychelles, bringing with them their distinct traditions and customs and contributing to the way of life and to the vibrant Seychellois culture.


Over the years it has traditionally, revolved around certain familiar characters such as 'Soungula', renowned for his cleverness and resourcefulness in solving life's problems as well as other colourful personalities such as Bro Zako, Kader, Tizan and Kousoupa.

Certain popular fables and stories still do the rounds, dating back to those days before television when there was little in the way of popular entertainment and these remain mediums for providing an audience with insights as to the correct way to live, island-style.

The music of the Seychelles is diverse. The folk music of the islands incorporates multiple influences in a syncretic fashion, including African rhythms, aesthetic and instrumentation—such as the zez and the bom (known in Brazil as berimbau), European contredanse, polka and mazurka, French folk and pop, sega from Mauritius and Réunion, taarab, soukous and other pan-African genres, and Polynesian, Indian and Arcadian music.A complex form of percussion music called contombley is popular, as is Moutya, a fusion of native folk rhythms with Kenyan.

The traditional moutya is an erotic dance derived from the days of slavery and still features today, together with the sega with its colourful lyrics; the kanmtole, reminiscent of a country reel, and the contredanse, an import from the French court.


Official language: French - English - Seselwa

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The grand assortment of people who populate Seychelles, Creole cuisine features the subtleties and nuances of French cooking, the exoticism of Indian dishes and the piquant flavors of the Orient. Grilled fish or octopus drizzled with a sauce of crushed chillies, ginger and garlic are national favorites dishes that are a variety of delicious curries prepared with coconut milk and innovative chatinis by manufacturing from local fruits such as papaya and apple. Like all visitors to Seychelles, you will surely meet the most delicious cuisine in the world. One might overlook the kitchen of the Seychelles, dreaming only of a place of pristine beaches and diving spots underwater. But, the Seychelles cuisine is a culinary journey that you will experience only once in a lifetime. reference:

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