There followed numerous
skirmishes between the French and the British over who “owned” the
Seychelles due to the recurrent wars that flared up regularly between
these two aggressive opponents. At long last in 1814 at the treaty of
Paris, both Seychelles and Mauritius were ceded to the British.
After 1861 liberated slaves from East Africa were brought to the islands,
swelling the population considerably, which was now becoming a
homogenous mix of French, British, Mauritian, East African Arab
and Indian settlers. In fact a true melting pot of races and colours.