French-Canadian in United States


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The French-Canadian people group arrived in Canada in the 1600s and 1700s from France, to create New France (Canada).


Where Are they Located?

While in the mid-1800s they spread to other parts of North-America, they live primarily in Québec, Canada's French Province. French-Canadians who do live in Québec often refer to themselves as the Québécois.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their way of life is a combination of American and European influences. They enjoy an American style of life but culturally relate more to their French, European roots.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Up until the 60s and 70s, Québec was dominated by the Catholic Church. In fact, they controlled almost every domain of society (health care, education, religion and politics). However, in the 60s and 70s, the French Canadian people rebelled against the Catholic control and there was a mass exodus from the Church. Today there is a disdain for religion and especially Christianity. In fact, the worst swear words in Québec are words related to the Catholic Church.


What Are Their Needs?

Today there is a spiritual vacuum in Québec and many are open to talk about spiritual issues. The gospel needs to be preached in non-conventional ways with a clear distinction between Catholic religion and a personal relationship with Christ.


Prayer Points

The French-Canadian people desperately need the gospel but are often overlooked because they live in North America. Pray for missionaries to come to Québec and for the next generation of Quebecers to be raised up to reach their own nation for Christ!


Scripture Prayers for the French-Canadian in United States.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General French-Canadian
People Name in Country French-Canadian
Alternate Names Canadian; Canadians, French Speaking; Quebecois
Population this Country 286,000
Population all Countries 8,185,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11765
ROP3 Code 103066
ROP25 Code 309295
ROP25 Name French-Canadian
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Massachusetts, Woonsocket Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Manchester New Hampshire, Vermont   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Massachusetts, Woonsocket Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Manchester New Hampshire, Vermont.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
65.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
35.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language French (286,000 speakers)
Language Code fra   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language French (286,000 speakers)
Language Code fra   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking French

Primary Language:  French

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1483-1989)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1474-1990)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1478-2020)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus film: view in French Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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