The culture of Haiti is primarily a culture that has strong West African roots, as well as strong French roots due to the French colonization of Haiti, as is evidenced in the Haitian language, music, and religion. The culture also encompasses additional contributions from native Taino and Spanish imperialism. “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s brutal rule was noted for its use of Haitian folklore to terrorize the population, such as the Tonton Macoute.
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... See also Haiti at the Olympics In the early 20th century, it was reported that cockfighting was the most popular sport, though its popularity has since faded ... Football is the most popular sport in Haiti, though basketball is growing in popularity ...
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