Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy International Creole Day!

On this day, millions of fluent speakers of the Creole language can take pride in the fact that their native language Creole is being celebrated. The language, with its many variations is most prevalent in Haiti and in smaller sister islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe (Caribbean), to Louisiana (United States), French Guiana (South America), Seychelles and Mauritania, (Africa) and Réunion (overseas department of France). Because Creole comprises of primarily French and African languages with some Spanish, Portuguese and English influences, it is safe to say that the remnants of Creole dialects span far beyond those nations and today all those Creole cultures are celebrated.

Here at the Kreyòl lab we pride ourselves in preserving and promoting Haitian Creole (Kreyòl) but today is a small reminder that we are not alone in the goal to use our language to build bridges between Creole and foreign cultures. Whether you are a Haitian or a foreign enthusiast, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you friends for taking the time to be a part of this universal mission. In the simple decision to connect with Haiti through work, volunteer efforts, enjoyable travel stays, or most importantly learning or speaking the language you justly deserve recognition for serving as an agent that gives Haiti- the most populated Creole speaking country in the world the opportunity to build its global presence. With such small commitments the advancement of the Creole language and culture is almost inevitable. We are most appreciative of your effort to join us as we firmly believe our diligence and continuous efforts in due time will simply offer proof that “men anpil, chay pa lou” no load is too heavy when the hands are many…

Mèsi Anpil.

Kreyòl Lab Team

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