The Cajuns
             by
 Joan Carles Sánchez Araya
Cajuns ( les Cadiens or les
Acadiens in French) are an ethnic
group mainly living in Louisiana,
consisting of the descenda...
Map of Canada
New Brunswick   Nova Scotia
Map of the USA
Map of Louisiana
dia
Acadia (in French Acadie)
was the name given to
lands in a portion of the
French colonial empire in
Northeastern North...
Cajun Language
  The Acadians speak Cajun French.
    Since they were separated from
   France for some 300 years, they
  ...
Past                            Present
• Until the 1960's, children    • Thankfully, this changed in
  in Louisiana were ...
Housing
When the
Acadians moved
to Louisiana
from Acadia
they were very
poor. So, they
built huts with
the help of the
loc...
Cajun Cuisine
Cajun cuisine is a
mix of French,
Canadian, African
and Native American
influences. When
they had to move to...
Cajun Music
It’s based on the
ballads of the
French-speaking
Acadians of
Canada. The three
main musical
instruments are
th...
Famous Cajun people
Truman Capote                    Ellen DeGeneres




                Britney Spears
CAJUN TRIVIA


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The cajuns

  1. 1. The Cajuns by Joan Carles Sánchez Araya
  2. 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. 3. Map of Canada
  4. 4. New Brunswick Nova Scotia
  5. 5. Map of the USA
  6. 6. Map of Louisiana
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. Famous Cajun people Truman Capote Ellen DeGeneres Britney Spears
  14. 14. CAJUN TRIVIA Merci pour votre attention Thank you for your attention.

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