Haiti is a Caribbean country that represents the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola. The eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola belongs to the Dominican Republic. Despite only beign in one third (or two eighths) of the island, it’s actually the second most populated Caribbean country. All Haitians speak the Haitian Creole and consider it as the symbol of their national identity, with only a small minority of about 10% of the population also speaking French. Did you know? The people in Haiti call Haitian Creole kreyòl (Creole in English), hence the name, and the term creole comes from a Portuguese word meaning “raised in the home.” This is certainly reflected in the warm welcome you will receive and the contagious smiles of this island nation.