The Country of Haiti
There are many different countries in the world. They all have their own unique culture and way of life. Many of them have different beliefs, and practice various types of religions that are special to their culture. Their economy is also very different. Not every country is run by the same type of government, or has the same education program as others do. One of these countries is the country of Haiti.
Haiti is a country located in the Caribbean Sea. It is not very big. It only sizes up to be about the size of the state of Maryland. Haiti is the most mountainous country of the Caribbean; however it does have three plains which were once quite fertile (Corbett par. 2). The name Haiti itself means “mountainous country”. The islands that neighbor Haiti include: Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Haiti occupies the island of Hispaniola; however its neighboring country the Dominican Republic, takes up the majority of the island (US Library of Congress). It has a tropical climate, most likely because it is located on the Caribbean hurricane belt. Haiti is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
The culture of Haiti fuses African, French, and West Indian elements. The national language of Haiti is called “Creole” and this language is widely used in arts, literature, drama, and dance (Haiti Culture). This language used to be a social divider between classes. Now it is being used in attempts to define a national culture. Art is one of the major influences of Haitian culture. Haitians are very well renowned for their artistic abilities. Artworks done by Haitians are often praised because of their unique and colorful features. Music also plays a major role in Haitian Culture. One unique form of Haitian music is called “Kompa” (Music of Haiti). This music fuses together