Haitian Creole

Haitian Creole is a French-based creole spoken by c. 6 million people chiefly in Haiti and in the adjacent Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, with some further speakers in New York and Canada. In 1961 it became an official language in Haiti.

The language developed out of a pidginized form of French that began to be spoken in Haiti with the colonization of the western part of Hispaniola in the mid-17th century, but there are also considerable morphological and syntactic influences from West African languages, such as Wolof, Fon, Mandingo and Ewe.

Modern standard Haitian Creole is based on the dialect of Port-au-Prince. The language is spelt in the Roman alphabet.


CLASSIFICATION = (French-based) Creole, SCRIPT = Roman

Courses
Ann pale kreyo`l : an Introductory course in Haitian Creole CREO(H) CBEG 1; CREO(H) CBEG 1:1-10(CD)
Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur conversational Haitian Creole CREO(H) CBEG 4(PACK)
Teach Yourself Haitian Creole : Two volume bundle CREO(H) CBEG 3
Ultimate Haitian Creole : EuroTalk CREO(H) CBEG 2
Dictionaries
A learner's dictionary of Haitian Creole CREO(H) DICO 1
Listening - Fiction
Haitian Creole folk tales (cassettes) CREO(H) LFICT 1(PACK)
Vocabulary
Haitian Creole phrasebook : Essential expressions for communicating in Haiti CREO(H) VOCAB 1
201 common English idioms and their Haitian Creole equivalents CREO(H) VOCAB 2