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Come delve into the rich pool of Seychellois Creole stories, which represents the Seychellois people’s multi-ethnic origins and diverse history. 

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In this bank of Creole folktales, you will find trickster tales from the Afro-Malagasy tradition, fairy tales from the Indo-European tradition, and locally concocted tales that reflect the small island nature of the community, but also their creativity and diversity. Do not hesitate to browse.

Please note that all the stories in this database are in Seychelles Creole. A summary in English is offered, along with other important information about the source of the stories.

About the Project Partners

The Seychellois Creole Folklore Database is an initiative of the Creole Language and Culture Research Institute (CLCRI) of the University of Seychelles (UniSey), in collaboration with the Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts (CI)


The University of Seychelles is a not-for-profit independent tertiary institution established in the Republic of Seychelles on the 17th September 2009 under Section 15 of the Education Act 2004. Its main objective is to provide cost-effective, internationally recognised high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and training programmes, as well as research. The University of Seychelles (known also as UniSey) works in close collaboration with local and international partners having mutual interest. The Creole Language and Culture Research Institute (CLCRI) was set up by the University of Seychelles in October 2016, to stimulate, facilitate and lead research in Creole studies in the country, with particular attention to the Seychellois Creole language and culture.


Established in the Republic of Seychelles on the 23rd October 2021, under Act 43 of 2021, the Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts is an institution of policy making on culture, heritage and the arts. The Culture Institute also coordinates the advancement, promotion preservation and strengthening of the cultural values and identity of the Seychellois people. A Seychellois nation proud of its culture, heritage and diversity united by our Creole identity as enshrined in the Preamble of Constitution of Seychelles “…AWARE AND PROUD that as descendants of different races we have learnt to learn to live together as ONE nation under God and can serve as an example for a harmonious multi-racial society;…”

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