Definition of Haitian in English:


Syllabification: Hai·tian
Pronunciation: /ˈhāSHən


1A native or inhabitant of Haiti.
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  • The intended beneficiaries of the appeal were not starving Somalis or hungry Haitians.
  • Even worse conditions exist in the sugar-cane plantations that employ Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent.
  • Many Dominicans, whatever their skin color, view Haitians as African, and unlike themselves.
2 (also Haitian Creole) The French-based Creole language spoken in Haiti.
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  • The two main languages of Haiti are Haitian Creole and French.
  • While Haitian Creole has a French word base, the two languages are distinct.
  • It will also operate in four languages, English, French, Spanish and Haitian Creole.


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Relating to Haiti, its inhabitants, or their language.
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  • I first had to learn the language and find a way into Haitian society.
  • More than that, we have to project a multiculturalism that makes it clear that we can translate it all - Arabic, Ghanaian Twi, Haitian patois and other languages.
  • People here all have negative ideas about Haiti, but Haitian culture has a positive side.

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