|Over 10 million|
|Latin (Haitian Creole alphabet)|
Official language in
|Regulated by||Akademi Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole Academy)|
Origins[change | change source]
The language was made in Haiti by contact between colonizers who spoke French and black people they enslaved who spoke African languages. The African influences in Haitian Creole can be noticed in the sound, syntax, and some words. In Haiti, the upper classes have often disrespected Haitian Creole even though they speak it, but recently it is beginning to become more accepted. There are more books in Haitian Creole, and it was finally acknowledged in Haiti's constitution in 1987.
References[change | change source]
- "Cérémonie de lancement d'un partenariat entre le Ministère de l'Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle et l'Académie Créole" (in French and Haitian Creole). Port‑au‑Prince, Haiti: Government of the Republic of Haiti. 8 July 2015. Archived from the original on 28 July 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Haitian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- "Haitian Creole language, alphabet and pronunciation". www.omniglot.com. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
- Lefebvre (1985). A recent research project of the Leiden-based Research School CNWS on this topic concerns the relation between Gbe and Surinamese creole languages. The project is titled A trans-Atlantic Sprachbund? The structural relationship between the Gbe-languages of West Africa and the Surinamese creole languages.
- DeGraff, Michel; Ruggles, Molly (2014-08-02). "Opinion | A Creole Solution for Haiti's Woes (Published 2014)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-10.