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Italian Haitians

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Italian Haitians
Italiani Haitiani
Italyen Ayisyen
Regions with significant populations
Port-au-Prince, Pétion-Ville
French, Haitian Creole, and Italian
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Italians, White Latin Americans, White Haitians

An Italian Haitian is a Haitian of Italian descent or an Italian with Haitian citizenship.


The business sector of Haiti, was controlled by German and Italian immigrants in the mid-19th century.[1] In 1908 there were 160 Italians residing in Haiti, according to the Italian consul De Matteis, of whom 128 lived in the capital Port-au-Prince. [2]

During the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the first Italian recorded dead was 70-year-old Gigliola Martino, who was born in Haiti to Italian parents who emigrated to the country in the early 20th century.[3]

Actress Daphnée Duplaix is of partial Italian descent
Actress Daphnée Duplaix is of partial Italian descent

Daphnée Duplaix, an American actress and model born in New York City, is of Haitian and Italian descent.[4][5]

Stella Jean[6] is a fashion designer in Italy whose mother is Haitian and father is Italian.[7]

In 2011, according to the Italian census, there were 134 Italians who were resident in Haiti, nearly all of them living in the capital.


  1. ^ "History of immigration to Haiti dates to the 19th century". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ Emigrazione e Colonie; volume 3: "Italiani in Haiti" (1908)
  3. ^ Gigliola Martino death
  4. ^ "Daphnee Duplaix Biography". IMBd.
  5. ^ "Haitian American To Know: Daphnee Duplaix". L'Union Suite. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01.
  6. ^ Stella Jean
  7. ^ Stella Jean, Italian interview (and photo)



  • Commissariato dellemigrazione. Emigrazione e colonie, Volume 3: Raccolta di rapporti dei RR. agenti diplomatici e consolari.Tipografia nazionale di G. Bertero & comp. Roma, 1908
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