Marleen Julien is a Haitian Creole specialist with more than 15 years of experience. Her dedication to promoting the Haitian language and culture has allowed her to...
Creole Language Blog
A client recently asked me about the difference between French and Haitian Creole. Her Haitian patient had difficulty filling out an admission form in French. She didn't realize that French and Haitian Creole were two distinct languages. Only about 5 percent of Haitians speak French fluently.
The short answer is: speak and write in Haitian Creole. Here’s why…
At first glance, “What language do Haitians speak?” sounds like an easy question to answer. Yet, the best answer is: It depends!