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- french-speaking territory in southern Louisiana (USA)
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• Origin of the Country's Name
Flag of Acadiana,
The twenty or so parishes (counties) which make up Acadiana in the south of Louisiana are home to les Cadiens (Cajuns), descendants of French colonists and Acadians from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick deported by the British in the Grand Dérangement of 1755. Their unique culture and music are today world famous. They are culturally related to les Créoles, of the same area and of New Orleans, but the two should not be confused. In the famous phrase, the latter were historically cursed by being "too black to be French, too French to be black." The flag depicts the Fleurs-de-Lis of France and the castle of Spanish Castile, demonstrating Louisiana's former ownership by both powers.
Languages: English, French
Time Zone: GMT – 6 h
approximate global Position: 30°12' N, 92°01 W
The name "Acadiana" is reminiscent of "Acadia", the original home of the Kadians.