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  • 1. The Cajuns by Joan Carles Sánchez Araya
  • 2. Cajuns ( les Cadiens or les Acadiens in French) are an ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speaking settlers from Acadia, New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, in the maritime provinces of what is now Canada).
  • 3. Map of Canada
  • 4. New Brunswick Nova Scotia
  • 5. Map of the USA
  • 6. Map of Louisiana
  • 7. dia Acadia (in French Acadie) was the name given to lands in a portion of the French colonial empire in Northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far South as Philadelphia. People living in Acadia, and sometimes former residents and their descendants, are called Acadians.
  • 8. Cajun Language The Acadians speak Cajun French. Since they were separated from France for some 300 years, they began speaking French a bit differently. Acadians and French citizens can understand each other, but it can be a bit difficult, because the Acadians have added quite a few unique words to the language.
  • 9. Past Present • Until the 1960's, children • Thankfully, this changed in in Louisiana were not the 1960's. Not only is allowed to speak French Cajun French allowed in in public school. As a schools now, but almost result, Cajun French almost every school in South disappeared from Louisiana teaches French. Louisiana.
  • 10. Housing When the Acadians moved to Louisiana from Acadia they were very poor. So, they built huts with the help of the local Native Americans
  • 11. Cajun Cuisine Cajun cuisine is a mix of French, Canadian, African and Native American influences. When they had to move to Louisiana, they learned to adapt local ingredients such as sugar cane, rice and crawfish into a whole new cooking culture.
  • 12. Cajun Music It’s based on the ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of Canada. The three main musical instruments are the Cajun Accordion, the Fiddle and the Triangle
  • 13. Famous Cajun people Truman Capote Ellen DeGeneres Britney Spears
  • 14. CAJUN TRIVIA Merci pour votre attention Thank you for your attention.