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Haitian Creole


Haitian Creole, often called simply Creole or Kreyōl, is a language based largely on 18th Century French, some African languages, as well as languages such as Arawak, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, and Taino. It is spoken in Haiti, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Ivory Coast, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, parts of the United States, and Venezuela. Vanderbilt, as part of a unique partnership with Duke University and the University of Virginia, will offer this course  via videoconference / telepresence classrooms.

For further information about the language partnership, contact Dean Roger Moore; for further information about Haitian Creole classes, contact Professor Jacques Pierre.
Haitian Creole Resources