Haitian Creole

  • Language Family: French Creoles
  • Location: Haiti
  • Related Languages: Other French-based Creoles of Caribbean region and Creole spoken in Louisiana families

Haiti - Introductions

Flags, Symbols
Anthem, Lyrics
Languages of Haiti
Famous Haitians
Food; more food, and even more food
Music; more music


Search Engine Colossus - Haiti
Links to primary Haiti -- in Haitian Creole and English -- search engines and gateways.

LANIC - Haiti
From University of Texas, links -- in Haitian Creole and English -- very deep resource.

DMOZ Open Directory - Haiti
Large link collection, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc

Yahoo Regional Countries Links - Haiti
Excellent Yahoo search engine links for everything from Arts and Humanities to Travel and more.
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Professional Organizations

Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
"Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics is organized in the interest of the academic community and not for profit. Its object is the study of pidgin and creole languages world-wide, together with other languages or dialects of other languages influencing them or influenced by them."

Indiana University -- Creole Institute
"The Creole Institute at Indiana University is recognized as the only center in the United States that is equipped to deal in depth with linguistic and related educational issues in Haiti . It specializes in research and training in the area of applied linguistics with a focus on French-based creoles."

Haitian Studies Project and Association
The Haitian Studies Project (HSP) is sponsored jointly by the Haitian Studies Association (HSA) and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Journal of Haitian Studies
The JOURNAL OF HAITIAN STUDIES (JOHS) is the official publication of the Haitian Studies Association. It is the only refereed journal dedicated solely to scholarship on Haiti and Haiti's relations with the International Community.
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Haitian Creole

Haitian Creole Profile
Basic information and links from the UCLA Language Materials Project.

Haitian Creole - Wikipedia
Main WIkipedia article on Haitian Creole.

Haitian Creole Resources - University of Kansas
Haitian Creole materials created by Bryant C. Freeman, PhD, Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies at the University of Kansas. They are being provided to the public at no charge in hopes of increasing knowledge and study of Haitian Creole. The downloads include the complete print versions of the books in pdf format and audio supplements in mp3 format.

Creole Language Resources
Haitian, Louisiana, and French Creole resources from Martindale Language Center.

Haitian Creole Lessons on YouTube
YouTube presentation; also explore surrounding links.

Verbix.com - Verb Conjugations and Grammar
Requires professional evaluation.

A New Look at Nasalization in Hatian Creole
An academic presentation by Professors Albert Valdman and Iskra Iskrova, Indiana University.
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Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com Creole
Several selections from this large online portal.

Google Online Translator
Translates from English > Haitian Creole and reverse.

Kreyol | Haitian Creole Dictionary
Basic language dictionary/glossary, with additional links.
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Haiti - Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Haiti
Links to Haitian Creole and English online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Haiti

Solid selection of online national newspapers.

TV Streaming from Haiti
Links to numerous live TV stations.

Radio Stations World - Haiti
Links to both national radio networks and news agencies.

Yahoo! News - Haiti
Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.
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Haiti - History, Culture, Religion

WWW-VL History: Haiti
Largest resource on the Internet with links to many areas and topic. NOTE: site is currently without maintainer and some links may be broken.

Wikipedia - History of Haiti
Detailed online history with numerous hyperlinks to important events, personalities and places.

History Timeline -- Haiti
Key events in Haitian history 1804-2005.

Wikipedia - Haiti
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted below).
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Haiti - Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Haiti
Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Haiti
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Haiti
From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations
"Welcome to the Web page of the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations."

Organization of American States
Motto: "Democracy for peace, security, and development."

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Haiti - Country Studies

A Country Study: Haiti
Detailed study from the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress.

CIA World Factbook - Haiti
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Haiti
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Wikipedia - Haiti
Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources (also noted above).

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Haiti - Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Haiti
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

The International Monetary Fund Haiti
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Haiti
WBG Activities in Haiti , with additional related links.

World Trade Organization - Haiti
"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world?s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Haiti
"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Haiti 
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Haiti
The world's largest humanitarian network with nearly 100 million members, volunteers and supporters in 186 National Societies.

Amnesty International - Haiti
Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Haiti
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
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In-country Universities, Programs and Centers of Study

Universities in Haiti
Extensive list and links to public and private universities and colleges in Haiti by regions.

Colleges and Universitiesin Haiti
Basic list with links to national and private universities.

Universities in Haiti
By 2011 University Web Ranking.
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Haiti - Travel Guides

WARNING: Travel warnings may be in effect. Link to State Dept Warnings for updated information.

Wikitravel - Haiti
Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.

Lonely Planet - Haiti
By the good people at Lonely Planet, for the good people of the world.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Haiti
Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

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