|Native speakers||9.6 million (2007)ne2007|
|Writing system||Latin (Haitian Creole alphabet)|
|Official language in||Haiti|
|Regulated by||Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole Academy)|
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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