Video: Overview of the Haitian Creole Language (Ayisyen, Kreyòl)

Haitian Creole language overview video

The lowdown on Haitian Creole

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Haitian Creole including:

  • its history
  • where it is spoken (global distribution)
  • background on the writing system
  • what other languages have influenced it
  • what regional Haitian Creole varieties exist
  • very much more

Paul includes example samples of the Haitian Creole language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

This video is all about Haitian Creole, the main language of Haiti. It is the most widely spoken Creole language in the world!

Haitian Creole speakers

Around 7 million people speak Haitian Creole as their mother tongue, with another 800,000 second language speakers.

Most native speakers are concentrated in Haiti with others located in the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and the U.S.

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo.

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.