ISO 639-3: frc
||17,200 (2000 census), decreasing.
||Southern Louisiana west of the Mississippi as far north as Avoyelles, Evangeline, Allen, and Calcasieu parishes.
Southeastern United States of America
||Acadian, Cadien, Cajan, Cajun, Français Acadien
||Marsh French, Prairie French, Big Woods French. Ancestors came from French Canada in the 18th century. Reportedly Cajun speakers can partially understand Standard French. Different from the variety of ‘Broken French’ used by 8,000 African Americans, or ‘Napoleanic Era French’.
||Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French
||Mainly older adults. Also use English.
||Literacy rate in L2: 60% English, 0% French. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar.
||Textbooks on Cajun, translations of some classics. Fishermen; fur trappers. Christian.