Haiti
(2,106 words)

1. General Situation

The Republic of Haiti is located in the western third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The country is mostly mountainous; the population of almost 8 million has a black majority and a mulatto minority. The great majority of Haitians are descendants of African slaves who, brought as a labor force by the Spaniards or (from 1659) the French (Slavery), replaced the original indigenous Indian inhabitants, who had been largely exterminated by the 16th century because of the c…

Cite this page
Prien, Hans-Jürgen, Hurbon, Laënnec and Walker, Edwin S., “Haiti”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 15 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_H8>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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