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Folklore

Before finding a mouthpiece in television, radio broadcasts and through the written word, folklore in Seychelles relied much on oral tradition for its dissemination.

Over the years it has traditionally revolved around certain familiar characters such as 'Soungula', renowned for his cleverness and resourcefulness in solving life's problems, as well as other colourful personalities such as Frer Zako, Kader, Tizan and Kousoupa.

Certain popular fables and stories still do the rounds, dating back to those days before television when there was little in the way of popular entertainment and these remain mediums for providing an audience with insights as to the correct way to live, island-style.

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