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French Canadian

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French Canadians
Canadien français, Canadienne française
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Total population
(5,077,215 in Canada
(self-identified by ancestry, 2011 Census)[1]
c. 10,000,000 (French-speaking Canadians)
c. 8,000,000 in United States)
Regions with significant populations
Canada, especially Quebec, New Brunswick, and Ontario, smaller populations in New England, New York and Michigan, larger populations in Louisiana and East Texas (Cajuns; a French Canadian offshoot culture).
Canadian French,
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
French, Québécois, Acadians, Cajun, Métis, French-speaking Quebecer, Franco-Ontarian, Franco-Manitoban, French American, French Haitian, Brayon

French Canadian (Canadien or Canadien français in French) refers to a nation or ethnic group that comes from Canada in the period of French colonization in the 1600s. They are the main French-speaking population of Canada. It may also refer to people of French descent living in Canada, or native speakers of French in Canada.

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