Haiti

geographical name
Hai·​ti | \ ˈhā-tē also hä-ˈē-tē How to pronounce Haiti (audio) \

Definition of Haiti

1 — see hispaniola
2 country in the West Indies on western Hispaniola; a French-speaking republic with its capital at Port-au-Prince area 10,714 square miles (27,750 square kilometers), population 10,788,000 — see also haitian sense 1

Learn More about Haiti

Statistics for Haiti

Cite this Entry

“Haiti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haiti. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on Haiti

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Haiti

Spanish Central: Translation of Haiti

Nglish: Translation of Haiti for Spanish Speakers

Comments on Haiti

What made you want to look up Haiti? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!