• Bonjou is a common greeting in the Country of Haiti. We present to you some interesting information about the Country of Haiti.

    In case you are from the Country of Haiti and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Haitian Creole is the main language spoken throughout the country of Haiti. This language is similar to French-based Creole, but with other influences from Spanish, English, Portuguese, Taíno, and West African languages. More than 10 million people in Haiti speak the Haitian Creole language. Haitian Creole is also spoken throughout the Caribbean basin and in the United States, Canada, and France.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about the country of Haiti:

    1. Did you know that Haiti was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492?

    2. Haiti’s mountain peaks reach over 8,000 feet and Haiti comes from the word Ayiti meaning ‘Land of Mountains’. This name was given by the original inhabitants of the island, the Taino people.

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    (Image source: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-are-the-major-natural-resources-of-haiti.html)

    1. The country has 5,600 plant species living in the nine life zones from sea levels to mountain tops. Haiti is also home to endangered mammal species including the Haitian Solenodon.

    2. Haiti has the world’s largest solar-powered hospital. After the 2010 earthquake which left a death toll of over 300,000 people, with 1.5 million people left homeless, the Hospital Universitaire De Mirebalais, became the world’s largest solar-powered hospital.

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    (Image source: https://www.pih.org/article/mirebalais-hospital-construction)

    1. All over the country, there are surviving cave paintings from the Taino people. These paintings are now adopted as national symbols and serve as one of the country’s most unique tourist attractions.

    2. Haiti has a very artistic tradition which is known for its bold, colorful, and symbolic paintings. Their Tap Tap buses which are acquired second-hand from the United States are very creatively painted and they add to the color on the streets of Haiti.

    3. Did you know that Gourde, Haiti’s currency, is named after a plant called Gourd?

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    Hope you liked a few fun facts about Haitian culture. If you want to share some more interesting facts like this, please comment below!


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