Louisiana Creole French


A language of United States


70,000 (Neumann-Holzschuh 1985). Ethnic population: 4,000,000 (1997 M. Melançon).


Louisiana, Saint Martin Parish, Saint Martinville, Breaux Bridge, and Cecilia; New Roads and Edgard; east Texas; some in Sacramento, California.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).


None known. Different from standard French [fra], Cajun French [frc] (also spoken in Louisiana), Haitian [hat], and other creoles of the Caribbean.

Language Use

Those over 60 prefer Creole, and those under 30 prefer English [eng]. Mainly older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.