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Languages used in the Seychelles

    • 10 posts
    February 11, 2014 4:45 PM EET

    The Seychelles have three official languages; Creole, English and French. Italian and German are also languages that are spoken fluently by Seychellois. 

     

    The basic Creole phrases are: 

     

    Hello-Bonzour

    Goodbye-Orevwar 

    Please-Silvouple

    Thank you-Mersi

    How are you? Ki dir

     

    • 1 posts
    September 9, 2014 12:40 PM EEST

    Of the three official languages, I would say that Seychellois Creole and English are the most common. Only a small percentage of the population speak French to one another in order to communicate, but many can get by due to some similarities with Creole.

     

    I haven't come across any Seychellois locals that speak fluent Italian or German... Although I haven't expressly looked for them, I wouldn't say that these are languages spoken fluently by many locals. 

     

    Aboslutely amazing country to visit with plenty to do and see! Truly paradise.