Haitian-Creole Translation Services

Haitian Creole to English

Haitian Creole language often called simply Creole or Kreyòl, is a language spoken in Haiti by about eight million people, which is about 80% of the entire population of some ten million, and via emigration, by about one million speakers residing in the Bahamas, Cuba, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Belize, Puerto Rico, and United States.

Two languages were spoken in Haiti: Creole and French. The social relationship between these languages was complex. Nine of every ten Haitians spoke only Creole, which was the everyday language for the entire population.

About one in ten also spoke French. And only about one in twenty was fluent in both French and Creole. Thus, Haiti was neither a francophone country nor a bilingual one. Rather, two separate speech communities existed: the monolingual majority and the bilingual elite.

The language is notable for being the most widely spoken creole language in the world.

Interesting Fact

The origins of Creole are still debated. Some scholars believe that it arose from a pidgin that developed between French colonists and African slaves in the colonies. Others believe that Creole came to the colony of Saint-Domingue as a full-fledged language, having arisen from the French maritime-trade dialect. 

Although the majority of Creole words have French origins, Creole’s grammar is not similar to that of French, and the two languages are not mutually comprehensible.

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We are a professional translation company with the experience and a reputation you can trust! Certified to ISO 17100, which mandates EVERY Haitian-Creole translation be revised / proofread by a second professional Haitian-Creole translator. This ISO certification is an assurance our translation company has met a wide range of process and quality assurance mechanisms that correlate in giving our clients confidence in our Haitian-Creole translations.

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Our Team

We have specialist teams of professional linguists in various fields and competences. Our translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

Our mother tongue Haitian-Creole translators and interpreters are dispersed all around the world. Our global Project Management presence and dispersed teams of Haitian-Creole translators means that we can handle your project professionally, even when you have tight turnaround requirements.

Things to Consider

Haitan-Creole Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Arabic speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols, and region-specific slang can have unintended implications. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Haitian-Creole market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone, and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Haitian-Creole translators only translate into their native tongue.

Haitian-Creole Website Localization

In the age of globalization, localizing your website is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into Haitian-Creole to retain its meaning and flavor as per your original content. Don’t insult your prospective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that risks showing disrespect before even building a client relationship. We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, PNG, and other Content Management Systems.

Translation Services Available

We can translate any of the following documents for you:

• Annual Reports
• Audit Statements
• Brochures
• Business / Corporate
• Contract and Agreements
• Employee Handbooks
• Employment Agreements
• Financial Reports

Contact us today to get a free, no obligation quote for your Haitian-Creole business translation project!

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