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Haitian Creole (Kreyòl ayisyen)

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.

Haitian Creole alphabet (alfabè kreyòl)

Haitian Creole alphabet

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Haitian Creole pronunciation

Haitian Creole pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Haitian Creole (Excel)

Sample text in Haitian Creole

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.

Translation

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)

Sample video in Haitian Creole

Information about Haitian Creole | Phrases | Tower of Babel

Links

Information about Haitian Creole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Creole_language
http://www.clubcreole.org/news/resource
http://www.ahadonline.org/eLibrary/creoleconnection/Number20/haitiancreole.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/ky/LeCorde/krlprn.html

Haitian Creole courses
http://polymath.org/haitian.php

Haitian Creole phrases
http://www.kreyol.com/dictionary/creole-phrases.html
http://www.travelinghaiti.com/haitian_kreyol.asp
http://www.clubcreole.org/news/resource
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Creole_language
http://wikitravel.org/en/Haitian_Creole_phrasebook
http://www.iadopt.info/kreyol/KreyolBook.pdf
http://mylanguages.org/haitian_phrases.php

Haitian Creole dictionaries
http://www.kreyol.com/dictionary.html
http://www.freelang.net/online/haitian_creole.php
http://www.haitisurf.com/dictionary.shtml

Tweets in Haitian Creole
http://indigenoustweets.com/ht/

Find Haitian Creole books on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.fr

Creole languages

Betawi, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole, Chavacano, Chinook Jargon, Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Nagamese, Ndyuka, Norfuk, Palenquero, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Sango, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sranan, Saint Lucian Creole, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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