Haitian is a creole language spoken by about 12 million speakers in a number of countries, including Haiti, Canada, the USA, France, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries. It is based mainly on French, with influences from various West African languages, such as Wolof, Fon and Ewe. The are two dialects: Fablas and Plateau. Haitian has been one of Haiti's official languages, along with French, since 1961. Many speakers are bilingual in Haitian and French. .

Map of Haitian language speakers.
Map of Haitian language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 12 million

Main Countries: Haiti, also spoken by people of the Haitian diaspora

Alternate names: Kreyol, Aiysyen

ISO 639-3 Code: hat

Language Sample

Tout moun fèt lib, egal ego pou diyite kou wè dwa. Nou gen la rezon ak la konsyans epi nou fèt pou nou aji youn ak lot ak yon lespri fwatènite.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Haitian:

Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li
Little by little the bird builds its nest

Bondye fe san di
God acts and doesn't talk

Pal franse pa di lespri pou sa
To speak French doesn't mean you are smart

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Haitian:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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