Are Acadians and Cajuns the same?

Are Acadians and Cajuns the same?

Are Acadians and Cajuns the same?

Cajuns are the French colonists who settled the Canadian maritime provinces (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) in the 1600s. The settlers named their region "Acadia," and were known as “Acadians.”

What are Cajuns known for?

Since their establishment in Louisiana, the Cajuns have become famous for their unique French dialect, Louisiana French (also called "Cajun French", although the dialect predates the Acadians' arrival in Louisiana), and have developed a vibrant culture including folkways, music, and cuisine.

What are Acadians known for?

Well known for their holiday spirit, Acadians form one of the oldest and most important francophone communities in Canada. There are at least 500,000 Acadians living in the country, the majority of them residing in Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.


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