L1 users: 6,960,000 (2001). Total users in all countries: 7,712,760.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1987, Constitution, Article 5 (1,2)).
SVO; prepositions; noun head final, but articles after noun heads; definite and indefinite articles; 21 consonant and 10 vowel phonemes; non-tonal.
Vigorous. Also use French [fra].
Latin script [Latn].
In 1961 granted legal and educational status in Haiti. A growing literature, including poetry. Lower social status than standard French [fra].