About 10 million people speak Haitian Creole (known as Kreyol in Haiti) on a daily basis, and it is the cultural basis of the Western hemisphere’s poorest country. However, it is also one of the most critical non-politically affiliated fixes to Haiti’s problems with poverty, education, employment, and happiness.
Though there has been extensive study on Haitian Creole in comparison to that on other creole languages, sentiments still exist that Haitian Creole is merely a broken French dialect. We want to explain why this is not true by looking at key features of the Creole’s phonology, morphology, and lexicon that make it distinctive and characteristic of a creole language. In order to show how dependent the formation of Creole has been on social circumstances, an interactive timeline has been linked to propose where and how Haitian Creole advanced from a pidgin language to the co-official language of Haiti.Further below, opinions on the future of the Creole have been expressed, including how the language will be used in education and how it will be used to address socio-economic gaps.
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