MOTTO: “Nou Kiltir, Nou Konesans, Nou Lidantite”

Creole Language and Culture Research Institute


The Creole Language and Culture Research Institute (CLCRI) was established on October 26th 2016.  There was a need to embrace the creole language and culture in the University’s structure. It was a way of getting the Seychellois people to further build their identity and to have a society where the people know their history and are well-versed in the different features of its society.  As is the case in most countries, it is the university that should play an important role in the construction of the country’s national identity, social and psychological stability. CLCRI’s main objective was to create an academic forum for the advancement of the creole language, culture and the creole society as a whole. This is to be done by collaborating with other organisations in our region and in other parts of the world.


To be the knowledge hub of Creole languages and cultures in the Indian Ocean.


The mission of the Creole Language and Culture Research Institute is to create an academic forum for the advancement of the Seychellois Creole language, culture and society within the context of and in collaboration with Indian Ocean and other Creole societies in the world through research and dissemination, the creation of databases, publications and engaging in and promoting academic activities such as debates, criticism and intellectual creativity.


  • Adherence to professional and moral ethics in the performance of the institute’s activities;
  • Working as a team and in collaboration with others to achieve common goals;
  • Upholding the University’s good reputation through adherence to high standards of performance.
  • Bringing innovation to modes of practice in research, dissemination and use of socio-cultural data to stimulate new respect and enthusiasm in the youth particularly, intellectuals and others, for the Creole culture, language and society.


Currently the Institute falls under the Faculty of Arts and Social Development at the University of Seychelles.  It has a Director, a Senior Research Officer and an advisory committee chaired by the Director and ten other members.


The Institute functions with research grants, donations and assistance from the University of Seychelles for some of its activities.

Creole Language and Culture Research Institute

Contact Us

Mrs. Penda Choppy
Creole Language & Culture Research Institute

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381222

University of Seychelles
Anse Royale Campus
P.O. Box 1348

+248 4381206

Our offices are open:

Monday to Friday from 08:00am to 04:00pm

MOTTO: “Nou Kiltir, Nou Konesans, Nou Lidantite”

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