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Linguist Takes a Stand for Haitian Creole

A creole language is a type of language that arises from a clash of cultures, where people who speak two different languages have to learn  to communicate. Over time, features and words from both languages combine to form a new language.

The most well-known examples of Creole languages come from areas colonized by Europeans and their African slaves, like Haiti. Unfortunately, because of their association with conquest and slavery, Creole languages have long been given the short end of the stick, considered less worthy than their parent languages. Read more