A large number of reefs within the inner granitic islands of the archipelago of Seychelles could be entirely lost, unless concerted action is taken soon to control crown of thorns, warns Dr. Udo Englhardt, the expert on on the management of crown of thorns in a...
French and English are official languages along with Seychellois Creole, which is a French-based creole language. Seychellois Creole is the most widely spoken native language and de facto the national language of the country. Most business and official meetings are conducted in English and nearly all official websites are in English. National Assembly business is conducted in Creole. But laws are passed and published in English. Almost everyone in the tourism industry speaks English to make traveling across the country easygoing for the visitors.
Seychellois Creole is considered to be a mark of their culture and pride. Even the national anthem ‘Koste Seselwa’ has been penned in this language. The pronunciation of words in Creole is quite similar to that of French but with slight variations owing to the local twist to the nation’s culture and usage.
Seychelles is a cultural melting pot of people from France, India, the UK, China, the Arab world, and other parts of Africa.
Although French occupation was relatively short, French culture has taken a firm footing there.