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Kreyòl ayisyen

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Haitian Creole
Kreyòl ayisyen
Spoken natively in  Haiti (official)
 Bahamas
 Canada
 Cuba
 Dominican Republic
 France
 United States
Native speakers 12,000,000[1]  (date missing)
Language family
Creole language
  • Haitian Creole
Official status
Official language in  Haiti
Regulated by Ministère de l'éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ht
ISO 639-2 hat
ISO 639-3 hat

Haitian Creole or Kreyòl ayisyen, is the largest spoken Creole language in the world. It is the main language of Haiti, used in literature, radio, TV, public buildings and official communications. Haitian Creole is influenced by West African languages particularly Ewe, Fon and Wolof and French. Haitian Creole is spoken by over 9 million people in Haiti, where it is an official language alongside side French and in Cuba, Dominican Republic, United States, Brazil (due to Haitian immigration), Bahamas, France and across the Caribbean.

  1. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr. (ed.). "Haitian Creole French". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
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