Acadiana is a region of Louisiana, in the south and south west of the state. From West to East, Acadiana can be broken into five distinct and unique regions, where Cajun and Creole peoples adapted unique aspects from Map of Acadiana. English: The traditional 22 parishes in Southern Louisiana, USA, that belong to the Acadiana Region with the “Cajun Heartland USA”. Maps: Louisiana Parishes, Tourist Regions & Acadiana Parishes. Map of LA Parishes. See LIST of Louisiana Parishes with Dates of Creation, Created From and.

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Atlantic Canada Before Confederation 3rd ed. Since the mids, relations between the Cajuns of the U. The dialect of French spoken by the francophones acaina Acadiana is essentially the same as the one spoken in New Brunswick and other Acadian areas of Canada.

Louisiana State University Press. Archived from the original on October 26, Archived from the original on Cajuns were officially recognized by the U.

Communication in French between Cajuns and residents of France or Quebec usually requires some effort. Non-Acadian French Creoles in rural areas were absorbed into Cajun communities.

Acadiana Parishes

Interstates 10, 55and 49 now play the major role in transportation. Songs are sung, jokes are told, and skits are acted out. Perhaps the greatest proponent and catalyst for reclaiming Cajun and French history of Louisiana is four-term former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards.

As in all of Louisiana, whiskey is also popular. A fortunate change came about in the last third of the 20th century, when a new widespread appreciation of Cajun culture aadina, especially for its music and food. This is the birthplace of Cajun adadina, Cajun music, and Zydeco music. Comprised of Acadia, Evangeline, and St. Some local governments fly the flag of Acadiana with their respective local colors and the American flag. It is a variety or dialect of the French language spoken primarily in Louisiana.


Some Cajun parishes, such as Evangeline and Aczdinapossess relatively few inhabitants of Acadian origin. Many consider it a symbol of the historic and present socio-economic ties that bind the region. Inabout 1, were authorized to emigrate to Louisiana, often to be reunited with their families, or because they could not settle in France. Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Archived from the original on 11 December Small planes are used for short trips and agricultural needs.

Mary, and Terrebonne Parishes. A Study in Political Interaction”. Mardi Gras was historically a time to use up the foods that were not to be used during Lent, including fat, eggs, and meat. Cajun Prairie The Cajun Prairie rebion the name of the inland area between mqp marshes to the southwest around Lake Charles, the pine forests of central Louisiana, and the bayous and swamps to the southeast. Retrieved March 17, German and Polish settlers found their way to this area as early asreguon an area that became known as the German Coast.

Cajun and Cajuns: Genealogy site for Cajun, Acadian and Louisiana genealogy, history and culture

Fresh and saltwater lakes, along with almost the entire Louisiana portion of the Intracoastal Waterwayenable the flow of people and materials. Location of Louisiana within the United States. US 90 was shut down for several days due to the flooding caused by Gustav.

The spelling of many family names has changed over time. Acadiana consists mainly of low gentle hills in the north section and dry land prairieswith marshes and bayous in the south closer to the coast. The area is cultivated with fields of rice and sugarcane.

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Australia New Caledonia New Zealand. From West to East, Acadiana can be broken into five distinct and unique regions, where Cajun and Creole peoples adapted unique aspects from their environment. Inthe organization of Council for the Development of French in Louisiana was founded to preserve the French language in Louisiana. Regardless, Acadian influences are generally acknowledged to have prevailed in most sections of south Louisiana.


Cajun food also does not rely on the Tomato to the same degree as Creole food, and in foods common in both cuisines, the Cajun version is often a brown color compared to the Crole’s red version.

Retrieved from ” https: The Florida Historical Quarterly. Seafood, especially shellfish, is still very popular in the region and remains a dominant feature of many classic Cajun dishes like seafood gumbo and court boullion.

Archived from the original on 8 December US Highways 90,and were the main connectors through south Louisiana until the s. Use mdy dates from August “Related ethnic groups” needing confirmation Articles using infobox ethnic group with image parameters Articles containing French-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Acdina a more comprehensive list, see List of Cajuns. A Rgeion and Noble Scheme: Acadinx 18 May The interim French officials provided land and supplies to reglon new settlers. Some families and individuals did travel north through the Louisiana territory to set up homes as far north as Wisconsin.

The Mississippi River is important to the eastern section, the Atchafalaya River to the middle. Brasseaux asserted that this process of intermarriage created the Cajuns in the first place. The origin of the designation Acadia is credited to the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzanocommissioned by the King Francis I of Francewho on his 16th-century map applied the ancient Greek name ” Arcadia ” to the entire Atlantic coast north of Virginia.