Question concernant le nom de Haïti

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Question concernant le nom de Haïti

Pourquoi manque-t-il l’article au nom de Haïti ?

This question relates to:French lesson "Haiti"
Asked 1 month ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Although not universally true, it is not uncommon for islands/island ‘states’/principalities etc to not take a definite article in French. Just the way it is. The following list is not comprehensive, and Céline and Cécile have provided a list of some others in answer to a question on the link from this site below, (about 1 year ago and 2years ago respectively, to make finding it easier). 

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/vocabulary/pays-et-continents/ 

Using le, la, l', les with continents, countries & regions names (definite articles)

 

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Paul,

 just to add to Maarten's answer, there is my answer to Gwynn which also includes Haïti.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/why-is-israel-in-effect-neutral-gender

Bonne Continuation !

 

 

Question concernant le nom de Haïti

Pourquoi manque-t-il l’article au nom de Haïti ?

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