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Cajuns

North Americaother subsistence combinations

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The Cajuns are an ethnic minority of the United States who have lived mainly in south-central and southwestern Louisiana since the late eighteenth century. They are descendants of the Acadian Diaspora, resulting from the forced exile of the French settlers in Acadia by the British in 1755. In Louisiana, contact with other cultures including Black Creoles, American Indians, Germans, Spaniards, and Italians, eventually shaped a distinct Cajun culture and a distinct form of French. Their language and religion, Roman Catholicism, remain two main identity markers.

Identifier
no12
Region
  • North America
Subregion
  • Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
Subsistence Type
  • other subsistence combinations
Countries
  • United States