What is Haiti?

  • (noun): An island in the West Indies.
    Synonyms: Hispaniola, Hayti
    See also — Additional definitions below


Haiti i/ˈheɪti/ (French: Haïti ; Haitian Creole Ayiti ), officially the Republic of Haiti (République d'Haïti; Repiblik Ayiti), is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Ayiti (land of high mountains) was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island. The country's highest point is Pic la Selle, at 2,680 metres (8,793 ft). The total area of Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) and its capital is Port-au-Prince. Haitian Creole and French are the official languages.

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Haiti - Notable Natives and Residents
... Main article List of Haitians Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, who might have been born in St Marc, Saint-Domingue in 1745, established a fur trading post at present-day Chicago, Illinois he is considered one of the city's founders ... In 1779, more than 500 volunteers from Saint-Domingue, under the command of Comte d'Estaing, fought alongside American colonial troops against the British in the Siege of Savannah, one of the most significant foreign contributions to the American Revolutionary War ...
Haitian Cuisine - Beverages - Cremas
... Cremasse (Kremas in Haitian Creole), is a sweet and creamy alcoholic beverage native to Haiti ... The drink is popular in Haiti and is served regularly at social events and during the holidays ... The beverage has become recently marketed in Haiti as well as the United States ...
Effects Of Hurricane Noel In The United States - Impact - Haiti
... Noel is the third wettest tropical cyclone in Haiti, dropping 569.7 mm (22.43) at Camp Perrin ... In addition, 7,500 in Haiti were displaced by the storm, and 104 were injued ...
Ethan Bortnick - We Are The World – 25 For Haiti
... became the youngest artist to record with some 70 artists, the song We Are the World 25 for Haiti ... Jones, Lionel Richie and others, this new recording will help the country of Haiti ...

More definitions of "Haiti":

  • (noun): A republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the Western Hemisphere.
    Synonyms: Republic of Haiti

Famous quotes containing the word haiti:

    For four hundred years the blacks of Haiti had yearned for peace. for three hundred years the island was spoken of as a paradise of riches and pleasures, but that was in reference to the whites to whom the spirit of the land gave welcome. Haiti has meant split blood and tears for blacks.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)