The following request has been received:
This data was submitted on: Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 00:23:50
lang_in_eng = Haitian Creole
lang_in_fre = creole haitien
lang_in_vern = Kreyol, Kreyol Ayisyen
ref_where_found_2 = Pale kreyol : manuel d'apprentissage du creole a l'usage
des francophones / Alix Renaud. Quebec, Quebec : Garneau-International,
evidence = University of California Library System (62)
addinfo = Haitian is the first (and very often only) language of the roughly
7.5 million people
who live in the Republic of Haiti. Haitian and French are the official
request_addition = ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-2
2_code_suggestion = hc
3_code_suggestion = hcr
submit_name = Sean Michael Burke
submit_email = [log in to unmask]
submit_status = Scholar of the language
ISO 639-2: Currently encoded cpf ("Creoles and pidgins, French-based
Ethnologue: HAT = "Haitian Creole French"
Linguasphere: 51-AAC-cb = "haitien", under which four local variants are
Haitian Creole is spoken by some 7 million people. The language has official
status (together with French) in Haiti.
The submission lists 62 documents, out of which quite a few are written in
French or English (altogether less than 50 are actually IN Haitian Creole).
However, simple searches on the Internet finds a number of documents.
Dictionaries and terminology exists.
It is my opinion that both alpha-2 and alpha-3 identifiers need to be
The language name in English is given as "Haitian Creole" or "Haitian Creole
French" in most sources. I have also found just "Haitian". I should think
that we might want to list "Haitian Creole; Haitian" as English names and
"creole haitien; haitien" as French names.
As to identifier I see no reason to deviate from the Ethnologue alpha-3
identifier: hat. Alpha-2 "ht" is available, and I will propose that. The
identifiers in the original submission are also available.
I invite comments/discussion on this topic.
Havard Hjulstad mailto:[log in to unmask]
Chairman ISO/TC37 (Terminology and other language resources)
Convener of ISO/TC37/SC2/WG1 (Language coding)
Acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC
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