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Isle d'Hayti, old Haiti Island and the History behind the name change

Isle d'Hayti, old Haiti Island and the History behind the name change

Here is a very old map of of Isle D'Hayti or Haiti Island as she was called before Isle de St Domingue during colonization and Hispaniola much later. Read this and learn.

A little bit of History about Isle D'Hayti or Haiti Island:

When Christopher Columbus arrived and took possession of the island in 1492, he named it Insula Hispana in Latin and La Isla Española in Spanish, with both meaning "the Spanish island".

Of course, Columbus the colonizer was Spanish!

Bartolomé de las Casas, Spanish colonist who was the only acting historian in the island back in the 16th-century shortened the name"La Isla Española" to simply "Española".

Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Italian-born historian known by many names, was the first writer to use the word "Hispaniola" to refer to Isle D'Hayti or Haiti Island in his accounts of the island he wrote in Latin.

When Anghiera's work started being translated to Frencn and English, the name "Hispaniola" stuck.

How did the name Hispaniola became the permanent name of the Island?

Read this from Wikipedia:

In 1918, the United States occupation government, led by Harry Shepard Knapp, obliged the use of the name Hispaniola on the island, and recommended the use of that name to the National Geographic Society.

And the rest is history!

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David Rudder - Haiti I am Sorry

David Rudder - Haiti I am Sorry

In 1988, Calypso singer David Rudder of Trinidad & Tobago, produced the classic calypso song "Haiti, I'm sorry".

In the chorus he sang :

Haiti, I'm sorry
We misunderstood you
One day we'll turn our heads
And look inside you
Haiti, I'm sorry. Haiti, I'm sorry
One day we'll turn our heads
Restore your glory.

Today, many all over the world can identify with Rudder's core sentiment, 'Haiti, I'm sorry', even if they do not buy into his argument. For Rudder had maintained that : "Toussaint was a mighty man/And to make matters worse he was black/Black and back in the days when black men knew/Their place was in the back/But this rebel, he walked through Napoleon/Who thought it wasn't very nice/And so today my brothers in Haiti/They still pay the price...yeah, yeah..."

Text by user Sasaye @ forumhaiti.com

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Nicolas Sarkozy, First French President to Visit Haiti

Nicolas Sarkozy, First French President to Visit Haiti

On 17 Feb 2010, French President Nicolas Sarkozy became the very first President of France to visit Haiti since slave revolt in 1804.

This first visit ever by a French president to Haiti, once his nation's richest colony, lasted four-and-a-half hours.

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Miami Dade FL Celebrates Haitian Indepedence Month

Miami Dade FL Celebrates Haitian Indepedence Month

The month of January is Haitian Indepenence Month in Miami Dade County Florida

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Map Of The Louisiana Purchase

Map Of  The Louisiana Purchase

Did you know? The louisiana Purchase is a directly linked to the Haitan Revolution of 1803.

Here is a map of all the states and provinces included in the Louisana purchase. It is more than just Louisiana.

Read this article:

The Louisiana Purchase, Product of The Haitian Revolution
http://www.haitianinternet.com/articles.php/469

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The Island Of Haiti - Renamed Island of Hispaniola?

The Island Of Haiti - Renamed Island of Hispaniola?

Did you know? the island of Hispaniola was originally named "Island of Haiti" So... Who renamed it Island of Hispaniola?

It's not Columbus!

FACT: In 1930, to avoid confusion between the name of the "Republic of Haiti" and that of the entire island, the U.S.G.B., The United States Geographic Board decided, unilaterally, to name the island "Hispaniola" in homage to the Spanish colonizer

Read more here: L'Ile d'Haiti / Island of Haiti - Who renamed it Hispaniola? Shocking Discovery...

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