The Haitian Creole word for 'mother'
A former prison that was located in Port-au-Prince, infamous for its torture and murder of inmates during the regime of François Duvalier
A special operations unit within the Haitian military that François Duvalier created to increase his own power
To be polite or refined in an ostentatious way
The current currency of Haiti
In the Vodou religion, it is a forested island at the bottom of cosmic waters where the Iwa, the holy spirits of Vodou, reside
A wanderer, a person without a real home or connections
A type of fig that grows into a tree by growing on other plants
A mythical creature that flies at night by either turning into a bird or by taking off its skin and turning into a ball of fire
A type of fish commonly eaten around the world
A member of a military force that has assumed the policing duties of a civilian population
A Haitian slang word for 'hide-and-seek'
Window blinds or shutters that are made from rows of angled slats
A song type dating back to the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods
A genus of vines, bushes, and trees that have leaves near their flowers
The highest level of female clergy in the Vodou religion, tasked with maintaining the relationship between the spirits and the community
A type of festival music that originated in Haiti and is typically used in street parades
A type of Carribbean dance normally associated with Haiti or the Dominican Republic.
A noun that refers to all future generations of people
Clashing or lacking in harmony
A seasoned beef or pork sausage that has origins in Germany
A type of Spanish song or dance
A type of squash that can be harvested while still young and made into a bottle, utensil, pipe, etc.