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Kreyòl ayisyen


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Haitian Creole, often called simply Creole or Kreyòl, is a language spoken by about twelve million people, which includes virtually the entire population of Haiti and via emigration, by about two to three million speakers residing in the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Ivory Coast, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Venezuela. Haitian Creole is one of Haiti's two official languages, along with French. It is a creole based largely on 18th-century French and some West African languages, and has secondary influence from other languages. In school, all kids learn both Creole and French. Partly due to efforts of Félix Morisseau-Leroy, since 1961 Haitian Creole has been recognized as an official language along with French, which had been the sole literary language of the country since its independence in 1804. Its orthography was standardized in 1979. The official status was maintained under the country's 1987 constitution. The use of Haitian Creole in literature has been small but is increasing. Morisseau was one of the first and most influential authors to write in Haitian Creole. Since the 1980s, many educators, writers and activists have written literature in Haitian Creole. Today numerous newspapers, as well as radio and television programs, are produced in Haitian Creole. As required by the Joseph C. Bernard (Secrétaire d'État de l'éducation nationale) law of 18 September 1979, the Institut Pédagogique National established an official orthography for Kreyòl, and slight modifications were made over the next two decades. For example, the hyphen (-) is no longer used, nor is the apostrophe. The only accent accepted is the grave accent (à, è, or ò).
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Names (more)

[af] Haïtiaans
[am] ሃይትኛ
[ar] الهايتية
[az] haiti dili
[bn] হাইতিয়ান
[bs] Haićanski kreolski jezik
[br] Kreoleg Haiti
[bg] Хаитянски креолски език
[ca] Crioll haitià
[cs] Haitská kreolština
[cy] Creol
[da] Haitisk
[de] Haitianisch
[dz] ཧེ་ཏི་ཡཱན་ཁ
[el] Αϊτιανά
[en] Creole, Haitian
[eo] Haitia kreola lingvo
[et] haiti
[eu] Haitiko kreolera
[ee] haitigbe
[fo] haitiskt
[fa] زبان کریول آییسینی
[fi] Haitin kieli
[fr] Haïtien
[gd] Crìtheol Haidhti
[ga] Háítis
[gl] Crioulo haitiano
[gu] હૈતીયન
[ht] Kreyòl ayisyen
[he] האיטית
[hi] हैतियाई क्रियोल
[hr] Haićanski kreolski jezik
[hu] Haiti kreol nyelv
[ia] Lingua creol haitian
[id] Bahasa Kreol Haiti
[is] haítíska
[it] Lingua creola haitiana
[ja] ハイチ語
[kn] ಹೈತಿಯನ್
[ks] ہیتِیاں
[ka] ჰაიტიური კრეოლი
[kk] Гаит
[km] ហៃទី
[ko] 아이티어
[lo] ໄຮຕຽນ
[la] Creolus Haitianus
[lv] haitiešu
[lt] Haičio kreolų kalba
[ml] ഹെയ്തിയൻ
[mr] हैतीयन क्रियोल
[mk] хаитски
[mg] Kreôly haisianina
[mt] Haitian
[ne] हैटियाली
[nl] Haïtiaans Creools
[nn] Haitisk språk
[nb] haitisk
[no] Haitisk kreol
[or] ହୈତାୟିନ୍
[pl] Język kreolski haitański
[pt] Crioulo haitiano
[rm] haitian
[ro] Limba creolă haitiană
[ru] Гаитянский креольский язык
[si] හයිටි
[sk] haitčina
[sl] haitijska kreolščina
[se] haitigiella
[es] Criollo haitiano
[sr] Хаитски
[sv] Haitisk kreol
[ta] ஐத்தி கிரியோல் மொழி
[te] హైయేతియన్
[th] เฮติ
[to] lea fakahaiti
[tr] Haiti Dili
[ug] ھايتى كرېئول تىلى
[uk] Гаїтянська креольська мова
[ur] ہیتی
[vi] Tiếng Haiti
[zh] 海地克里奧爾語
[zu] isi-Haitian

Language type : Living

Official language : Haiti,

Language resources for Haitian

Open Languages Archives

Haitian Wikipedia
Wiktionary - Category:Haitian Creole language [en]
Wiktionnaire - Catégorie:haïtien [fr]

Freelang Dictionary [en]

Technical notes

This page is providing structured data for the language Haitian.
Following BCP 47 the recommended tag for this language is ht.

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ISO 639 Codes

ISO 639-1 : ht
ISO 639-2B : hat
ISO 639-2T : hat
ISO 639-3 : hat

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