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Louisiana Creole French

A language of United States

ISO 639-3lou

Population  70,000 (1985 I. Neumann). Ethnic population: 4,000,000 (1997 M. Melançon).
Region  Louisiana, St. Martin Parish (St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia), New Roads and Edgard; east Texas; some in Sacramento, California.
Language map  Southeastern United States of America
Dialects  Different from Standard French, Cajun French [frc] also spoken in Louisiana, Haitian [hat], and others of the Caribbean.
Classification  Creole, French based
Language use  Those over 60 prefer Creole, and those under 30 prefer English. Mainly older adults. Also use English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.