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ˈheɪ tiHa·iti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haiti, Republic of Haitinoun

    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

  2. Hispaniola, Haiti, Haytinoun

    an island in the West Indies


  1. Haitinoun

    A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Republic of Haiti. Capital: Port-au-Prince.

    Etymology: From hayiti.


  1. Haiti

    Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti, 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 was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island. The country's highest point is Pic la Selle, at 2,680 metres. The total area of Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres and its capital is Port-au-Prince. Haitian Creole and French are the official languages. Haiti's regional, historical, and ethno-linguistic position is unique for several reasons. It was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world, and the second republic in the Americas when it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution lasting nearly a decade. In 2012, Haiti announced its intention to seek associate membership status in the African Union. Haiti is the most populous of the predominantly Francophone independent nations in the Americas. It is one of only two independent nations in the Americas to designate French as an official language; the other French-speaking areas are all overseas départements, or collectivités, of France.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Haiti

    A republic in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Port-au-Prince. With the Dominican Republic it forms the island of Hispaniola - Haiti occupying the western third and the Dominican Republic, the eastern two thirds. Haiti belonged to France from 1697 until its rule was challenged by slave insurrections from 1791. It became a republic in 1820. It was virtually an American protectorate from 1915 to 1934. It adopted its present constitution in 1964 and amended it in 1971. The name may represent either of two Caribbean words, haiti, mountain land, or jhaiti, nest. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p481 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p225)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. haiti

    The largest island in the West Indies, with the exception of Cuba. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1495. Until 1665 Spain kept possession of the island; but in that year the French obtained a footing, and retained their position for upwards of a century and a quarter. In 1800 the independence of Hayti was proclaimed by the negro population, and the French finally quitted the island in 1803. Since that time various revolutions have occurred, and a kind of military elective government has prevailed under different leaders. In 1849 the former French portion of the island was proclaimed an empire under its president, Solouque, who took the title of Faustin I. The sable emperor was, however, deposed in 1858, and a republic was again proclaimed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Haiti in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Haiti in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Haiti in a Sentence

  1. Jovenel Moïse:

    We can change Haiti if we work together.

  2. Werley Nortreus:

    Haiti is punished for being the first black nation that helped and thought many countries how to get their freedom. Through the years, Haiti is being punished for the liberation of many slaves around the world.

  3. Werley Nortreus:

    Haiti needs young educated people with strong leadership skills to take over and lead the country in the right direction.

  4. Brian Nichols:

    There is no solution that will work for Haiti and its people that will be imposed from the outside.

  5. The NHC:

    Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of Puerto Rico beginning this afternoon, and in The Dominican Republic by Wednesday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in northern Haiti and the southeastern Bahamas by late Wednesday.

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