Indiana University Creole Institute
Dictionary of Haitian Creole
Over five years in the
making, this dictionary is an invaluable tool for English-speaking students of
Haitian Creole at any level of competence. Over 7,000 Haitian Creole entries
include sample sentences compiled from written texts and oral sources. The
dictionary is English-Haitian Creole with a reverse index. (600 pages, hard
- The dictionary focuses on the
needs of American English-speaking students and provides common English words
and expressions, and common Haitian Creole equivalents, with emphasis on
cultural appropriateness from both an American and Haitian perspective.
- Sample sentences in each entry provide a rich context of usage
for Creole words.
- Semantic and contextual
The numerous, often lengthy examples are a particularly unusual feature
for a bilingual dictionary, a welcome addition in the absence of
comprehensive monolingual lexical resources.
- A sketch of the language is provided with a brief
historical/demographic overview of the language.
- A pronunciation and spelling guide introduces the sounds used in
Haitian Creole (as contrasted with similar sounds in English), and the
current spelling system.
- Extensive cross-referencing assists the user in locating a
full profile of closely related entries and examples.
- The Haitian Creole-English index is useful for translation from
Haitian Creole to English.
This project has been funded by the
United States Department of Education International Research and Studies
Program, research contract number PO17A00045.
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Phone: (812) 855-4988
E-mail us at creole @ indiana.edu
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