This map shows the Louisiana Purchase
area, which corresponds approximately with colonial French Louisiana. For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale"
The term French Louisiana refers to two distinct regions:
- first, to colonial French Louisiana, comprised of the massive, middle section of North America claimed by France; and,
- second, to modern French Louisiana, which stretches across the southern extreme of the present-day state of Louisiana. Louisiana (La celina+mario) was the name of an administrative district of New France. Early Modern France is the Early modern period of French history from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 18th century (or from the French Renaissance The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America
Each term has been in use for many years:
- Colonial French Louisiana (part of New France)
- Beginning in 1682 this region, known in French as la Louisiane française, functioned as an administrative district of New France. Louisiana (La celina+mario) was the name of an administrative district of New France. The Viceroyalty of New France (Nouvelle-France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the It extended from the Gulf of Mexico to the current Canadian border. The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page France ceded the region to Spain and Britain in 1763, regained part by treaty in 1800, and sold it to the United States in 1803 through the Louisiana Purchase. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale"
- Greater New Orleans and the twenty-two parish cultural region known as Acadiana compose present-day French Louisiana. New Orleans&ndashMetairie&ndashKenner is a metropolitan area designated by the US Census encompassing seven parishes in the state of Louisiana, centering on The US state of Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes in the same way that 48 of the other states of the United States Acadiana (also called Cajun Country) (L'Acadiane is the official name given to the French Louisiana region that is home to a large Cajun population  Although Cajun and Creole cultures dominate south Louisiana's cultural landscape, other important ethnic groups in the region include African-Americans, Native Americans, Isleños, German Coast settlers and various immigrant groups, including Vietnamese, Laotians, Filipinos and a growing number of Hispanics. Cajuns ('keʒən les Cadiens are an Ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other This article is about an ethnic culture in Louisiana USA For uses of the term "Creole" in other countries and cultures see Creole (disambiguation. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Isleño (plural isleños) (Îlois is the Spanish word meaning " Islander. The German Coast (French Côte des Allemands) was a region of the early Louisiana settlement located above New Orleans on the Mississippi River American immigration ( emigration to the United States of America) refers to the movement of non-residents to the United States. The Vietnamese people (người Việt or vi ''người Kinh'' are an Ethnic group originating from what is now northern Vietnam and southern China. The Lao (Lao ລາວ IPA laːw are an ethnic subgroup of Tai/Dai in Southeast Asia. Filipinos or the Filipino people are the citizens of the Philippines. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically In addition, some French Louisiana influences can be found in cities adjacent to the region, such as Alexandria and Baton Rouge. Alexandria is a City in and the Parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. Baton Rouge (French Bâton-Rouge ˌbætən ˈruːdʒ in English, and in French) is the capital city of Louisiana.
- ^ The contemporary French term for the U. S. state of Louisiana is "Louisiane", with the larger colonial region called "la Louisiane française"; however, in colonial writings the colony would be called "La Louisiane" (before the state was created from the lower portion of the region), just as English used "Louisiana" for both the region/state names, rather than "French Louisiana Purchase" (no such term).
- ^ "Clarence's Louisiana Tourism info - Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and French Louisiana" (events) CajunRadio. org, December 2007, webpage: CRadio-TG.
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