I tried to summarize a country that has little info in Japanese – Seychelles


In 851 CE, it appeared in transcriptions of documents written by Arab merchants.
There are legends that people lived in Seychelles before then,
but with few records of this, it seems that this hasn’t been completely solved yet.

Coconuts shaped like butts that can only be found in Seychelles
seem to have been bought and sold for a high price among Arabs.
I was curious, and searched “Coco de Mer” on the web, and there were a ridiculous amount of butts.
It seems that you can buy the nut as a souvenir, including on T-shirts or straps!

From the end of the 16th century until 1730
Seychelles was a popular hideout for young pirates, and treasure on the remote island seems to remain a legend.

After that, France landed there to make it a trading centre
and in 1756, the hideaway pirate island Seychelles came under the rule of France.
But for some reason, between 1794 and 1810, England
was the first to say, “she belongs to me”, and in 1814, under the Treaty of Paris,
Seychelles officially came under the rule of England.

Political prisoners were transported to Seychelles,
but the place they were exiled to had widespread heavenly scenery.
Because Seychelles was a paradise, people who were attracted to the charm of the island appeared one after another.

In 1971, they opened an international airport.
After 200 years of rule by other countries, Seychelles became independent in 1976, but…

【Seychellois Livelihood】

・Miss Seychelles is passionate about music.
 Even today they play music from various countries on the islands.
・In society, moms are the centre of the family.
・And they long for France in various ways, THEY LOVE FRANCE.
 They seem to have a somewhat trendy image.
・When it comes to religion, most Seychellois practice Christianity.
・All of their systems are a mix of British and French.

・Previously, cinnamon and copra were the main industries,
 but recently tourism became the main industry. They earn foreign currency from tuna fishing.
・There are also factories that tin tuna!
 Perhaps I might come across tins of Seychellois tuna somewhere…?
・People primarily from the UK, France, Italy, and Germany come over to sightsee.
・No charge until lower and upper secondary school.


Being fond of spices, it has become a distinct cuisine that inherits the trends of French and Indian cuisine.
It’s filled with fruits typical to southern countries such as mango or papaya.
A unique part of the world that likes to munch on octopus.
Seychellois cuisine has things like seafood curry, coconut milk with gelatin, and a coconut dessert in which you mix egg and cornstarch, and skillfully season with sugar.


A fruit that’s potentially a blunt object that’s usually eaten in Seychelles.
It’s fibrous if you eat it while it’s green,
but if you eat it when it’s ripe, it seems to resemble a potato or sweet potato.

“Travel Journal Seychelles” by E Locken,
“Seychelles: A Country Study Guide” and such
Seychelles-related books, sure enough, are almost entirely in the English language.
In many ways this is still not enough, so when I find the time, I’ll dabble for resources.

Translation: spaghettifelice







Let’s listen to National Anthems

Cuba “La Bayamesa”
“La Bayamesa” on Youtube

Spain “Marcha Real”
“Marcha Real” on Youtube

Turkey “İstiklâl Marşı”
“İstiklâl Marşı” on Youtube

Austria “Land der Berge, Land am Strome”
“Land der Berge, Land am Strome” on Youtube

Canada “O Canada”
“O Canada” on Youtube

Ukraine “Державний Гімн України”
“Державний Гімн України” on Youtube

Poland “Mazurek Dąbrowskiego”
“Mazurek Dąbrowskiego” on Youtube


It’s really fun to look into the histories and episodes of the national anthems.
Oh, and I bought a CD series of national anthems that included countries that aren’t officially recognized.
Sealand’s national anthem is actually pretty cool, and I’ve been listening to it a lot.

Translation: xue
LJ | Original