The Discovery of Seychelles


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Lesson Snapshot:

  • The first people to come to Seychelles came from Borneo in the year 300AD
  • In 1502 the  Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, crossing from India to East Africa found islands which he called the Amirantes
  • In March 1608 a fleet of ships belonging to the English East India Company set sail for India
  • They found an uninhabited island
  • From the end of the 16th century until 1730, the Seychelles remained the secret hiding place for pirates

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