Definition of Haitian in English:

Haitian

Line breaks: Hai¦tian
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪʃɪən
 
, -ʃ(ə)n/

adjective

  • 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.

noun

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  • 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) [mass noun] 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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