Haitian Creole is a creole language spoken by about 8.5 million people in Haiti. There are a further 3.5 million speakers in a number of countries, including Canada, the USA, France, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries.
Haitian Creole is based largely on French, with influences from various West African languages, such as Wolof, Fon and Ewe.
Haitian Creole has been one of Haiti's official languages, along with French, since 1961. It is used to some extent in literature, newpapers, radio and TV. Many speakers are bilingual in Haitian Creole and French.
Hear the Haitian Creole alphabet:
Tout moun fèt lib, egal ego pou diyite kou wè dwa. Nou gen la rezon ak la konsyans epi nou fèt pou nou aji youn ak lot ak yon lespri fwatènite.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information about Haitian Creole
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