Cajun Acadian in Canada


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Introduction / History

The Cajuns, also known as Acadians, are a distinct ethnic group mainly living in the U.S. state of Louisiana, consisting in part of the descendants of the original Acadian exiles — French-speakers from Acadia (L 'Acadie) in what are now the Maritimes of Eastern Canada. In Louisiana, Acadian and Cajun are often used as broad cultural terms without reference to actual descent from the deported Acadians. Today, the Cajuns make up a significant portion of south Louisiana's population and have exerted an enormous impact on the state's culture. While Lower Louisiana had been settled by French colonists since the late 17th century, the Cajuns trace their roots to the influx of Acadian settlers after the Great Expulsion from their homeland during the French and British hostilities prior to the Seven Years' War (1756 to 1763). The Acadia region to which modern Cajuns trace their origin consisted largely of what are now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island plus parts of eastern Quebec and northern Maine. Since their establishment in Louisiana, the Cajuns have developed their own dialect, Cajun French, and developed a vibrant culture including folkways, music and cuisine. The Acadiana region is heavily associated with them.

They are located throughout southern Louisiana and eastern Texas, with the heaviest concentration being in Louisiana in a 22 parish area known as "Acadiana." A smaller number are in Quebec, Canada.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some still believe heavily in folk medicines and prefer to use "Traiteurs" (a form of Creole/Cajun faith healer) instead of going to an actual healthcare provider. The older generations also speak an ancient version of French now referred to as "Louisiana French." The younger generations, however, are acculturated and can generally fit into the normal Canadian society, albeit with different food customs and a dramatically different accent.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Cajuns are traditionally of the Catholic faith, a faith that has been passed down by their families for hundreds of years.


What Are Their Needs?

Cajuns need a movement to Christ that will put Jesus first in their spiritual lives. That way they will be blessed beyond measure!


Prayer Points

Pray for Holy Spirit led Cajun Christian believers to disciple others.

Pray for Cajun Christian believers to experience life to the full and share their blessings with their families.

Pray for the Cajuns to seek and find a deeper relationship with the living Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Acadian, Cajun in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajuns

https://www.nps.gov/jela/learn/historyculture/from-acadian-to-cajun.htm

https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/genetics/louisiana_genetics_and_hereditary_health_care_the_link_between_acadians_and_cajun_culture.aspx


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Cajun
People Name in Country Acadian, Cajun
Natural Name Cajun Acadian
Alternate Names Arcadian; Cajan; Cajun French
Population this Country 30,000
Population all Countries 59,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 19005
ROP3 Code 114904
ROP25 Code 300025
ROP25 Name Acadian
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Québécois in Quebec; Franco-Ontarien in Ontario; Acadian in Caraquet; Shippagan on the east coast of New Brunswick, pockets in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; Franco-terreneuvien in Newfoundland. Some Québécois in Manitoba.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Québécois in Quebec; Franco-Ontarien in Ontario; Acadian in Caraquet; Shippagan on the east coast of New Brunswick, pockets in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; Franco-terreneuvien in Newfoundland. Some Québécois in Manitoba..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.20 %)
97.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language French (30,000 speakers)
Language Code fra   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language French (30,000 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)
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