[pawrt-oh-prins, pohrt-; French pawr-toh-prans] /ˌpɔrt oʊˈprɪns, ˌpoʊrt-; French pɔr toʊˈprɛ̃s/
a seaport in and the capital of Haiti, in the S part.
[hey-tee] /ˈheɪ ti/
Formerly Hayti. a republic in the West Indies occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola. 10,714 sq. mi. (27,750 sq. km).
Also, Hayti. a former name of .
/ˈpɔːtəʊˈprɪns; French pɔrtoprɛ̃s/
the capital and chief port of Haiti, in the south on the Gulf of Gonaïves: founded in 1749 by the French; university (1944). Pop: 2 090 000 (2005 est)
a republic occupying the W part of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean, the E part consisting of the Dominican Republic: ceded by Spain to France in 1697 and became one of the richest colonial possessions in the world, with numerous plantations; slaves rebelled under Toussaint L’Ouverture in 1793 and defeated the French; taken over by the US (1915–41) after long political and economic chaos; under the authoritarian regimes of François Duvalier (‘Papa Doc’) (1957–71) and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier (‘Baby Doc’) (1971–86); returned to civilian rule in 1990, but another coup in 1991 brought military rule, which was ended in 1994 with US intervention. Official languages: French and Haitian creole. Religions: Roman Catholic and voodoo. Currency: gourde. Capital: Port-au-Prince. Pop: 9 893 934 (2013 est). Area: 27 749 sq km (10 714 sq miles)
a former name for Hispaniola
from Arawak haiti “land of mountains,” and probably originally the name of the whole island.
Republic in the West Indies, on the western third of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Its capital and largest city is Port-au-Prince.
Note: With its extremely low average income and literacy rate, Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.
Note: In 1957, François (“Papa Doc”) Duvalier established a dictatorship; at his death in 1971, he was succeeded by his son, Jean Claude (“Baby Doc”), who was finally overthrown in 1986. Since then the government has changed several times through military coups. In 1994, U.S. troops arrived in Haiti in an effort to restore democratic government, however, the political and economic future of Haiti remains uncertain.
[pawr-tuh-tiv, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tə tɪv, ˈpoʊr-/ adjective 1. capable of being carried; portable. 2. having or pertaining to the power or function of carrying. noun 3. Also called portative organ. a small portable pipe organ used especially during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. /ˈpɔːtətɪv/ adjective 1. a less common word for portable 2. concerned […]
noun 1. a position in military drill in which one’s rifle is held diagonally in front of the body, with the muzzle pointing upward to the left.
noun 1. . 2. a seaport in SE Texas, on Sabine Lake. 3. See under . noun 1. a port in W Ontario, in S Canada, on Lake Superior: created in 1970 by the merger of twin cities (Fort William and Port Arthur) and two adjoining townships. noun 1. a former penal settlement (1833–70) in […]
[pawr-tuh-pot-ee, pohr‐] /ˈpɔr təˌpɒt i, ˈpoʊr‐/ Trademark. 1. a brand of portable toilet.