Haitian Creole is a French-based creole language spoken by 10–12 million Haitians in Hati and around the world. It originated mostly from 18th-century French, with influences from Portuguese, Spanish, English, Taíno, and West African languages. Haitian Creole and French have similar pronunciations and share many lexical items. In fact, over 90% of the Haitian Creole vocabulary is of French origin, however, it is not mutually intelligible with standard French, and has its own distinctive grammar.
International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Haitian. You are at a distinct advantage in the global market if you are bilingual. Creativity is increased with the study of Haitian. it fosters an understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature.
How Long Does it Take to Learn Haitian?
Hatian Creole is rated as a category 2 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 36 weeks (or 900 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.
Haitian Alphabet & Pronunciation
Haitian Creole is composed of the following 32 symbols: