Haitian Creole


: a French-based creole spoken by Haitians

Examples of Haitian Creole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Speaking Haitian Creole with English subtitles, Dorsainvil also discussed her captors, who haven’t been identified publicly. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2023 Others need translation help – CBP One is only available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 May 2023 Wu commended the group for speaking languages ranging from Spanish to Haitian Creole to American Sign Language. Sonel Cutler, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2023 In the four or five different constantly playing tracks, visitors heard voices in Spanish, English, and Haitian Creole telling their stories of migration and talking about the meaning of the word home. Marlene Daut, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Oct. 2021 In several moves aimed at removing colonial influence, the new constitution made Haitian Creole an official language of Haiti and removed Catholicism – the French faith – as the state religion. Patrick D Bellegarde-Smith, The Conversation, 12 July 2021 The app is now available in Spanish, English and Haitian Creole, and CBP has implemented software updates to address technical difficulties. Children younger than 5 years old are now not required to have a live photo taken of them to apply. The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2023 Love and other advocates have denounced ICE’s failure to provide translators and information about the asylum process in Haitian Creole. Maria Inés Taracena, The New Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 In Haitian Creole, the women of her family grace her with compliments on her real beauty or liken her smooth, brown complexion to a type of tree with a rich brown trunk. Kaitlyn McNab, Allure, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Haitian Creole was circa 1938

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“Haitian Creole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Haitian%20Creole. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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