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Languages of Haiti

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Republic of Haiti, République d'Haiti. 7,656,166. National or official languages: Haitian Creole French, French. Literacy rate: 23% to 33%. Blind population: 60,000. Deaf population: 93,549. Deaf institutions: 4. The number of languages listed for Haiti is 3. Of those, 2 are living languages and 1 is a second language without mother-tongue speakers.

Living languages


[fra] 600 in Haiti (2004).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French 
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Haitian Creole French

[hat] 6,964,549 in Haiti (2001). Population total all countries: 7,389,066. Throughout the country. Also spoken in Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, USA. Alternate names: Kreyol, Aiysyen.  Dialects: Fablas, Plateau Haitian Creole. Linguistic influences from Wolof (Benjamin 1956), Fon, and Éwé (C. Lefebvre) of West Africa.  Classification: Creole, French based 
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Haitian Vodoun Culture Language

[hvc]   Alternate names: Langay, Langaj.  Classification: Unclassified 
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