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Haitian Creole
Kreyol ayisyen
Native to Haiti (Official)
Dominican Republic
United States
Native speakers close to 13,000,000  (date missing)
Language family
French Creole languages
  • Antillean Creoles
    • Haitian Creole
Writing system Latin
Official status
Official language in  Haiti
Regulated by Ministère de l'éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle
Linguasphere 51-AAC-cb

Haitian Creole is a type of Creole language spoken by 13 million people in Haiti and as well as outside of Haiti.


The Haitian Creole was made by contact between French speakers and the speakers of African languages in Haiti. They needed a way to talk to each other, and formed a mixture of languages. The African influence in Haitian Creole can easily be heard in the sound, syntax, and some words. People who speak French or the African languages would have a hard time understanding the Haitian Creole language.

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