25th November 2019


Where did Haitian people come from?

Origins. Haiti's slaves derived from various areas, spanning from Senegal to the Congo. Most of these slaves came from West Africa, with a considerable number also coming from Central Africa.

Also, why is it called Haiti?

Saint-Domingue finally belonged to the black majority after 15 years of devastation. On January 1, 1804, Dessalines and his generals proclaimed Haiti's independence, choosing an aboriginal word (meaning "the land of the mountains") to replace the French name Saint-Domingue. For further reading: Haiti.

Who discovered Haiti and when?

Christopher Columbus

Where did the name Haiti come from?

The name Haiti (or Hayti) comes from the indigenous Taíno language which was the native name given to the entire island of Hispaniola to mean, "land of high mountains."
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