||6,960,000 in Haiti (2001). Population total all countries: 7,701,640.
||Widespread. Also in Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States.
Creole Languages of the Northern Caribbean
||Creole, Haitian Creole
||Fablas, Plateau Haitian Creole. Linguistic influences from Wolof [wol] (Benjamin 1956), Fon [fon], and Éwé [ewe] (C. Lefebvre) of West Africa.
||Creole, French based
||Official language. Vigorous. Also use French.
||Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1985.
||In 1961 granted legal and educational status in Haiti. A growing literature, including poetry. Lower social status than Standard French. SVO; prepositions; articles after noun heads.