Definition of Haiti
1. Noun. A republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere.
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Group relationships: Oas, Organization Of American States
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Caribbean, Hayti, Hispaniola
Terms within: Haitian Capital, Port-au-prince
Member holonyms: Haitian
Derivative terms: Haitian
2. Noun. An island in the West Indies.
Group relationships: Greater Antilles
Terms within: Republic Of Haiti, Dominican Republic
Generic synonyms: Island
Derivative terms: Hispaniolan
Definition of Haiti
1. Proper noun. A country in the Caribbean. Official name: Republic of Haiti. Capital: Port-au-Prince. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Haiti
1. A republic in the greater antilles in the west indies. Its capital is port-au-prince. With the dominican republic it forms the island of hispaniola - haiti occupying the western third and the dominican republic, the eastern two thirds. Haiti belonged to france from 1697 until its rule was challenged by slave insurrections from 1791. It became a republic in 1820. It was virtually an american protectorate from 1915 to 1934. It adopted its present constitution in 1964 and amended it in 1971. The name may represent either of two caribbean words, haiti, mountain land, or jhaiti, nest. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Haiti
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1830)
"THE last account which we remember to have seen of haiti, before these volumes were put into our hands, proceeded from the pen ot Mr. Harvey of Queen's ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"HOLLY, JAMES THEODORE: Protestant Episcopal missionary bishop of haiti; ... He was also consul of Liberia at Port-au-Prince, haiti, from 1864 to 1874. ..."
3. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"124 The quiet garden of an old French town house, haiti . ... 128 In the splendid mountains of haiti 129 Toussaint Louverture, about 1802 . ..."