LANGUAGE

 

Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen; pronounced: [kɣejɔl ajisjɛ̃] French: créole haïtien), often called simply creole or kreyòl, is a French-based creole and is one of Haiti's two official languages, along with French. The word creole is of Latin origin and is a Portuguese term that means, "raised in the home". It was first referred to Europeans born and raised in overseas colonies but later used to refer to the language as well. Haitian Creole is spoken by roughly ten to twelve million people. Haitian Creole is the first language of 90–95% of Haitians. It is a creole based largely on 18th-century French with some influences from Portuguese, Aramaic, Spanish, Taíno, and West African languages. Haitian Creole emerged from contact between French settlers and African slaves during the Atlantic Slave Trade in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now the Republic of Haiti). Today, Haitians are the largest Creole-speaking community in the world.

 

 

Native to Haiti : Native speakers 9.6 million  (2007)[1]

Language family : French Creole • Haitian Creole

Writing system : Latin (Haitian alphabet)

Official status:

Official language in : Haiti

Recognised minority: language in : Cuba

Regulated by: Ministère de l'éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle

Flights:             Flights to Port au Prince     Flights to Cap Haitien      Flights from Miami     Flights from New York     Flights from Washington DC                        

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Hotels:              Port au Prince Hotels   Jacmel Hotels   Cap Haitien Hotels   Cote des Arcadins Hotels   Port Salut Hotels

Packages:        Haiti Overview Package   Moulin Sur Mer Package   Dive in Haiti Package   Royal Decameron Packages

Tours:              Fort Drouet – Saut D’eau Tour      Haiti Rum Route – La Plaine du Cul de Sac Tour       Souci & Citadelle Henry Tour

                       

                         Jacmel & Bassin Bleu Tour          Marchand Dessalines Tour        Port – Au – Prince City Tour & Mont Boutilliers Tour      

           

                          Voodoo Ceremony Tour                Tam-Tam Show in Artibonite Tour       The Bamboo Town of Marmelade Tour      

             

                          The Cool Mountains of Kenscoff Tour    Trekking–Piat Source & Watercress Fields Tour     Ville Bonheur Waterfalls & Lake Péligre Tour

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