Language Family: French Creoles


Related Languages:Other French-based Creoles of Caribbean region and Creole spoken in Louisiana families

Professional Associations/Organizations

Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
"Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics is organized in the interest of the academic community and not for profit. Its object is the study of pidgin and creole languages world-wide, together with other languages or dialects of other languages influencing them or influenced by them."

Links for Professional Haitian Associations
Master site for professional Haitian associations and organizations

Haitian Studies Project and Association
The Haitian Studies Project (HSP) is sponsored jointly by the Haitian Studies Association (HSA) and the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Journal of Haitian Studies
The JOURNAL OF HAITIAN STUDIES (JOHS) is the official publication of the Haitian Studies Association. It is the only refereed journal dedicated solely to scholarship on Haiti and Haiti's relations with the International Community.

Mega Resource Sites

LANIC - Haiti
The Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas at Austin provides the large resource list. Includes links to Academic Research Resources, Arts & Culture, Economy, History, Media, etc.

Yahoo Search 1 - Haiti
Yahoo Search 2 - Regional.Countries/Haiti
Two search engine listings. Search 1 provides individual websites related to country. Search 2 provides catagorical listing of sites, e.g., Arts and Humanities, Politics, Government, Education, etc.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Haiti
Links to Business, History, Geography and Environment, Government, Politics and Law from the LOC.

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Online Language Materials/Tutorials

Haitian Creole Profile
Basic information and links from the UCLA Language Materials Project.

Creole Language in Haiti
By Lanah Lherisson. Appears to be overview of history and role of the Creole language in Haiti done as part of course requirements for an Introduction to Caribbean History course.

Creole Grammar
O texto que se segue consiste num breve resumo do sistema gramatical do Caboverdiano de Santiago que poderá servir de guia ao iniciado na língua caboverdiana. Requires professional evaluation. - Verb Conjugations and Grammar
Requires professional evaluation.

A New Look at Nasalization in Hatian Creole
An academic presentation by Professors Albert Valdman and Iskra Iskrova, Indiana University.

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Online Dictionaries

Kreyol Dictionary
By Diksyonè Angle-Kreyòl, an English-Kreyol Dictionary. Needs professional evaluation.

Kreyol-English-French Dictionary - Words Archive
From Hertz Nazaire, the author: "Being Haitian, I wish to learn about my roots. I want to create an Archive of Haitian Creole Words, for my own use as a Study Guide / Reference. I will also search and link existing pages about Kreyol." Needs professional evaluation.

Creole - English Glossary
A glossary from a religious mission. Needs professional evaluation.

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Country/Culture Sites

Haiti - A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Georgraphy, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc. Excellent!

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Haiti
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, US Relations, and Travel/Business.

CIA World Factbook - Haiti
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Haiti
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Political Data Base of the Americas - Haiti
From Georgetown University: "The Political Database of the Americas is a non-governmental Internet-based project that provides reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere.... The information is provided free of charge and has been organized under the following themes: Constitutions and Constitutional Studies Electoral Systems and Election Data Decentralization Political Parties Executive Institutions Legislative Institutions Judicial Institutions Civil Society."

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Political Resources on the Net - Haiti
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world. - Haiti
"CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world." Basic information is free; deeper resources require subscription.

United Nations Homepage
Includes links to UN NewsCenter, which includes headlines in latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

International Monetary Fund - Haiti
Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Haiti
Includes links to WBG work in country, assistance, strategy, projects, etc.

The World Trade Organization - Haiti
This page gathers key information on Venezuela's participation in the WTO. Haiti has been a member of WTO since 30 January 1996.

U.S. Commercial Service - Haiti
"The Country Commercial Guides (CCG) are prepared by US Embassy Staff once a year and contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business."

TradePort Country Library - Haiti
From About: "TradePort is designed to be an easy-to-use tool offering one place to go for comprehensive trade information,
trade leads, and company databases."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Caribbean
From About: "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

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USAID - Latin America & the Caribbean
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."

World Health Organization - Haiti
About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation off Red Cross and Red Crescent - Haiti
"The International Federation's programmes are grouped into four main core areas: promoting humanitarian principles and values; disaster response; disaster preparedness; and health and care in the community."

Amnesty International - Haiti
Amnesty Internation is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Haiti
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Lonely Planet Destinations - Haiti
The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Bob Corbett's Haiti Page
Professor Bob Corbett of Webster University shares his research and materials on Haiti. Also see course below.

Online Haitian History Course
By Professor Corbett, Webster University: "This is a 100% on-line credit course using e-mail and the world wide web. Non-credit visitors are welcome to sit in. It is possible to do the whole course after the fact by following the course below."

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Media Sites - Haiti
Selection of national and, for some countries, regional online newspapers.

Kidon Media Link - News Sources from Haiti
One of largest megasites for news sources. Links for online newspapers, magazines, television, radio, internet, teletext and news agencies. Some country sites include nation as well as regional sources.

Voice of America - Creole Broadcasts
Daily broadcasts in Kreyol. Go to link to see schedule.

Radio-Locator - Haiti
Radio Locator, formerly the MIT List of Radio Stations on the Internet, is the largest single source for radio broadcasts. Not all of the listed stations have audio feed.

Yahoo! News -- Haiti
Current and recent events news reports in English from a variety of sources.

TVRadioWorld - Haiti
About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

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