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Haitian Americans (French: haïtien américain; Haitian Creole: ayisyen ameriken) are Americans of Haitian origin. The largest proportion of Haitians in the United States live in the South Florida area. Haitian Americans represent the largest group within the Haitian diaspora.

Between 1972 and 1977, Significant 200,000 Haitians landed in South Florida, many of them settling in the neighborhood of Little Haiti. In other cases, parents who did not have access to high-quality schools in Haiti may have move to the United States to offer their children better opportunities. In 2009, U.S. Census estimated that 830,000 Haitian Americans live in the United States of America, during the early 19th century many Haitian immigrants helped found settlements in the French Empire, which would be later the sites of Chicago and Detroit in modern day United States. Today, Florida has the largest number of people of Haitian heritage.

Haitian American influences included, Haitian Creole language brought action which doubled the black population in the New Orleans region. Louisiana Creole language and Haitian Vodou liturgical language one of the two main heritage languages in the Louisiana Voodoo religion.

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