Cajuns

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Cajuns
Cadiens
Flag of Acadiana.svg
Since 1974, this flag has officially identified the Acadians who migrated to Louisiana.[1]
Total population
1.2 million (2002 estimate)[2]
Regions with significant populations
 United States: 928,313
 Louisiana815,259
 Texas546,354[source?]
Languages
French (Louisiana French)
English (Cajun English)
Louisiana Creole
Religion
Christianity: Predominantly Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Acadians, Métis, French, French Americans, French Canadians, Spaniards, Isleño, Spanish Americans, Basque Americans, Québécois, Louisiana Creoles, French Haitians

The Cajuns, also known as Acadians, are an ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. states of Louisiana and Texas, and in the Canadian maritimes providences consisting in part of the descendants of the original Acadian exiles-French-speakers from Acadia in what are now The Maritimes of Eastern Canada.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sara Le Menestrel (2014). Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-62674-372-4.
  2. James Minahan (January 1, 2002). Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: A-C. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-313-32109-2.