a republic in the West Indies occupying the western part of the island of Hispaniola. 10,714 sq. mi. (27,750 sq. km). Capital: Port-au-Prince.: Formerly Hay·ti .
Also Hay·ti . a former name of Hispaniola.
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How to use Haiti in a sentence
In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.
Yele Haiti did fess up to paying you $100,000 for a benefit concert in Monaco.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie | Marlow Stern | November 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Voodoo is the official religion of Haiti and was brought into the West Indies nation by African slaves.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Dodson says the support thus far pales in comparison to what was offered for other disasters, such as the earthquake in Haiti.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola? | Abby Haglage | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Until Haiti, abolitionists focused on either gradual emancipation, or simply ending the slave trade, not slavery itself.
About one year after leaving the colony at Haiti, Columbus came back, to find the place deserted.
After a stormy passage, he reached the colony at Haiti, where the governor refused to allow him to land.
The Spaniards in Cuba and Haiti, hearing many tales of the gold to be found in the west, soon sent out several expeditions.
This is the rule; and the slave revolution in Haiti was not an exception to it, but a case occurring under peculiar circumstances.Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865 | Abraham Lincoln
There was a picture of the general at a press conference, and notes about his role in the difficult Haiti mission.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for Haiti
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. 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)
a former name for Hispaniola
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Cultural definitions for Haiti
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