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Haiti

Hai·ti

 (hā′tē)
A country of the West Indies comprising western Hispaniola and two offshore islands. Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, the region became a French colony in 1697. Following a slave revolt led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, an independent republic was established in 1804 comprising the entire island of Hispaniola. The eastern part of the island revolted in 1843, forming the Dominican Republic. In the 1900s, Haiti was ruled by a series of dictatorships, including the repressive regimes of François Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude, who was ousted in 1986. Jean-Bertrand Aristide became Haiti's first democratically elected president in 1991. Port-au-Prince is the capital and largest city.

Haiti

(ˈheɪtɪ; hɑːˈiːtɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a republic occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean, the E part consisting of the Dominican Republic: ceded by Spain to France in 1697 and became one of the richest colonial possessions in the world, with numerous plantations; slaves rebelled under Toussaint L'Ouverture in 1793 and defeated the French; taken over by the US (1915–41) after long political and economic chaos; under the authoritarian regimes of François Duvalier ('Papa Doc') (1957–71) and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier ('Baby Doc') (1971–86); returned to civilian rule in 1990, but another coup in 1991 brought military rule, which was ended in 1994 with US intervention; in 2010 the area around Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake that killed at least 100,000 people. Official languages: French and Haitian creole. Religions: Roman Catholic and voodoo. Currency: gourde. Capital: Port-au-Prince. Pop: 9 893 934 (2013 est). Area: 27 749 sq km (10 714 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a former name for Hispaniola

Hai•ti

(ˈheɪ ti)

n.
1. a republic in the West Indies occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola. 6,884,264; 10,714 sq. mi. (27,750 sq. km). Cap.: Port-au-Prince.
2. a former name of Hispaniola.
Hai•tian (ˈheɪ ʃən, -ti ən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Haiti - a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of HispaniolaHaiti - 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
voodoo - (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Caribbean - region including the Caribbean Islands
Hayti, Hispaniola, Haiti - an island in the West Indies
Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince - the capital and largest city of Haiti
Haitian - a native or inhabitant of Haiti
2.Haiti - an island in the West IndiesHaiti - an island in the West Indies  
Greater Antilles - a group of islands in the western West Indies
Haiti, Republic of Haiti - 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
Dominican Republic - a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
Translations
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In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti. His other autobiographical works are MY BONDAGE AND MY FREEDOM and LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively.
[1] In August 1791, as a consequence of the French Revolution, the black slaves and mulattoes on Haiti rose in revolt against the whites, and in the period of turmoil that followed enormous cruelties were practised by both sides.
"Yes; I am calculating -- by the way, Morcerf, that indirectly concerns you -- I am calculating what the house of Danglars must have gained by the last rise in Haiti bonds; from 206 they have risen to 409 in three days, and the prudent banker had purchased at 206; therefore he must have made 300,000 livres."
Wandering about the Gulf of Mexico I had a look-in here and there; and amongst others I had a few days in Haiti which was of course unique, being a negro republic.
Port-au-Prince [Haiti], Oct 07 ( ANI ): 11 people have been killed in Northwestern Haiti after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck the region on Saturday evening, reports Al Jazeera.
The permanent presence of MINUSTAH is a challenge to Haitian sovereignty and continues the pattern of external actors undermining Haiti's independence.
"Haiti and Honduras are unfortunately probably the next countries to sever relations with our country," said Lin at a press conference on Wednesday, a day after the Dominican Republic broke ties with Taiwan in favor of China.
Critique: A thoroughly absorbing and fully engaging read from beginning to end, "God Loves Haiti" clearly establishes Dimitry Elias Leger as an impressively talented novelist who will leave his readers looking eagerly toward his next literary effort.
Haiti's transition to a strong democracy is important to the United States as that country's authoritarian history becomes increasingly part of its past rather than its future.
Sibylle Fischer, writing about Haiti and hemispheric independence, suggests that "this picture of a cosmopolitan Haiti with close ties to revolutionary movements in the Atlantic will come as a surprise to many readers" (p.
Many of the articles and interviews presented negative portraits of Haiti, some even blaming its people and Vodou practices for allowing such devastation to occur.
The population of Haiti is around 9.7 million, 95 percent of whom are descendants of black African slaves.