Hai·​tian ˈhā-shən How to pronounce Haitian (audio)
 also  ˈhā-tē-ən
: a native or inhabitant of Haiti
Haitian adjective

Examples of Haitian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut off from the world, more and more Haitians are now going hungry, aid workers are warning. Michael Rios, CNN, 12 Apr. 2024 After years of backing corrupt and undemocratic leaders, the U.S. government has a chance to back Haitians promoting democracy and the rule of law. Pierre Esperance, Foreign Affairs, 2 Apr. 2024 However, one person can have more than one encounter, and the figure does not include Haitians who arrived on Florida's and Puerto Rico's shores. Syra Ortiz Blanes The Miami Herald (tns), arkansasonline.com, 28 Mar. 2024 Why Haitians are wary of foreign intervention A United Nations plan drafted by the U.S. and Ecuador calls on Kenyan troops to police Haiti, where months of violence have given way to an unprecedented level of instability and a weekslong leadership void. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2024 The Haitian National Police face a range of other challenges including their officers being severely underpaid and understaffed, resulting in a police-to-population ratio of 1.3 officers per 1,000 citizens, the OHCHR found. Mitchell McCluskey, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Many Haitians are calling with greater urgency for the United States to send military reinforcements to Haiti, and some are upset by the focus on evacuation of U.S. citizens and diplomatic personnel from other countries. David C. Adams, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Just last week, the Coast Guard repatriated 65 Haitians to their home country. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 19 Mar. 2024 Violence, political strife and poverty have driven many more Haitians out in the past year: Some 138,000 Haitians have sought protection in the U.S. in the 12 months through January via the Biden administration's humanitarian parole program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Haitian was in 1805

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“Haitian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haitian. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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