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The 2008 population of Seychelles was 84,600 people, 90% of whom live on Mahé. Most Seychellois are descendants of French settlers and East Africans who arrived in the 1800's. There are also South Asian and Chinese inhabitants. The local Seychellois Creole (Kreol), a language with roots in French and African languages, is the native tongue of about 92% of Seychellois. English and French are also in common use.