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Descriptor English: Seychelles
Descriptor Spanish: Seychelles
Descriptor Seychelles
Scope note: Grupo de Islas del Océano Índico al este de Tanzania. La capital es Victoria. Fueron reclamadas por vez primera por los franceses en 1744 pero tomadas por los ingleses en 1794 y hechas dependientes de MAURICIO en 1810. Se convirtieron en colonia de la corona en 1903 y en república de la Commonwealth en 1976. Fueron nombradas en honor del ministro de finanzas de Francia, Jean Moreau de Sechelles, pero los ingleses cambiaron la ortografía en 1794. (Traducción libre del original: Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1102 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p496)
Descriptor Portuguese: Seicheles
Descriptor French: Seychelles
Tree number(s): Z01.639.520.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012750
Scope note: A group of Indian Ocean Islands, east of Tanzania. Their capital is Victoria. They were first claimed by the French in 1744 but taken by the English in 1794 and made a dependency of MAURITIUS in 1810. They became a crown colony in 1903 and a republic within the Commonwealth in 1976. They were named for the French finance minister, Jean Moreau de Sechelles, but respelled by the English in 1794. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1102 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p496)
Annotation: a group of Indian Ocean Islands east of Tanzania
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 13128
Unique ID: D012750
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Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Seychelles - Preferred
Concept UI M0019759
Scope note A group of Indian Ocean Islands, east of Tanzania. Their capital is Victoria. They were first claimed by the French in 1744 but taken by the English in 1794 and made a dependency of MAURITIUS in 1810. They became a crown colony in 1903 and a republic within the Commonwealth in 1976. They were named for the French finance minister, Jean Moreau de Sechelles, but respelled by the English in 1794. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1102 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p496)
Preferred term Seychelles



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