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Seychelles Ethnic Groups
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    The population is a relatively homogeneous one of mixed European and African descent, and most citizens consider themselves as Seychellois, possessors of a unique culture and society. Contrary to other Indian Ocean island nations, the Asian population is relatively small; it consists almost entirely of Indians and Chinese. However, the intermixing of the Indian and Chinese communities with the larger society is greater than was common elsewhere. Some twenty grand blanc planter families, descendants of the original French settlers, represent a separate group but under the socialist government no longer command the power and social prestige they once had. About 2,000 foreign workers and their families lived in Seychelles in the early 1990s.

    Data as of August 1994

    NOTE: The information regarding Seychelles on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Seychelles Ethnic Groups information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Seychelles Ethnic Groups should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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