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Language, one of the dividing lines within the Haitian society

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Language, one of the dividing lines within the Haitian society

French remains the language of the affluent and privileged in Haiti, often used n polite society such as the upscale Supermarkets high above the capital's shanty towns, selling brie and baguettes. Many Haitian parents are often willing to let their children stumble in their coursework just to learn a language that even their teachers barely speak. Creole on the other hand is seen by some as the language of the impoverished masses

Tags: french, haitian creole, creole, elite, Language, Culture Issue, ELITE-LIFESTYLE, ELITE-HISTORY, ELITE-CLASS, SOCIAL-CLASS, HAITI-MASS, CREOLE-MASS, ELITE-FRENCH

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