Green Crescent is a professional language provider specializing in Haitian Creole translation. We offer document translation services in such diverse areas as business, legal, medical, technical, financial, scientific, government, engineering, software, gaming, and IT just to name a few. We also perform related services in desk top publishing, graphic design, transcription, copywriting, as well as website localization. We can also perform translations in non-English language pairs.
In 1961, Haitian Creole became the official language of Haiti. It is the first language of nearly the entire population and the sole language of about 95 percent of the country's inhabitants. It is spoken by about 6 million people living in Haiti and over 100,000 speakers in the Dominican Republic (which occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispanola) as well as another 200,000 speakers in the Haitian diaspora, particularly in New York, Miami, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Creole is derived from French and developed out the socio-historical situation of 17th and 18th century Haiti where a simplified version of French was employed as a language of wider communication between masters and slaves. This creole French was also used among Africans of diverse tribal and linguistic backgrounds to communicate with one another.
The language boasts many influences from West Africa, but it's basic structure is clearly of French origin. Today, it is not considered a dialect of French, but rather a completely independent language not intelligible to French speakers. The Port-au-Prince dialect is considered the national standard and is appropriate for all communications.
Document translation is frequently requested by businesses and organizations located in South Florida and major cities of the east coast, particularly New York. We regularly serve humanitarian groups, non-profits, and NGOs working on the island. Since 2003, we have translated hundreds of documents and hundreds of thousands of words into and from Haitian Creole (at very competitive rates). You can rest assured that we stand behind every translation, the quality of our work is guaranteed.
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