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  • Jul 23, 2011
  • 03:41 PM

The power of Creole

Leon Neyfakh / Boston Globe
...Though the two languages are related, Creole is younger--it developed on the island roughly 300 years ago from a combination of French and other languages--and has its own grammar, pronunciation, and spelling. And as long as Haitians have been speaking it, Creole has been seen as an inferior, primitive tongue--a corrupt, misshapen version of French that isolates the people who speak it from the rest of the world.

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