What does Haiti mean?

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ˈheɪ tiHaiti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haiti, Republic 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

  2. Hispaniola, Haiti, Hayti(noun)

    an island in the West Indies


  1. Haiti(ProperNoun)

    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.

How to pronounce Haiti?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Haiti in sign language?

  1. haiti


  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. 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.

  2. Muzaffar Chishti:

    That was a very quick reaction in recognition of what had happened in Haiti, and it did help a lot of people.

  3. Werley Nortreus:

    Haïti a besoin de jeunes tres éduqués de solides compétences en leadership pour prendre en main et diriger le pays.

  4. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

  5. Georgette Mulheir:

    We have to educate the donors and the volunteers, for all of your best intentions, if you are giving money to orphanages, if you are volunteering in orphanages, you are helping to drive trafficking in Haiti.

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