Acadiana is a region of Louisiana, in the south and south west of the state. From West to East, Acadiana can be broken into five distinct and unique regions, where Cajun and Creole peoples adapted unique aspects from Map of Acadiana. English: The traditional 22 parishes in Southern Louisiana, USA, that belong to the Acadiana Region with the “Cajun Heartland USA”. Maps: Louisiana Parishes, Tourist Regions & Acadiana Parishes. Map of LA Parishes. See LIST of Louisiana Parishes with Dates of Creation, Created From and.

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He derived the flag from the university seal. Mardi Gras was historically a time to use up the foods that were not to be used during Lent, including fat, eggs, and meat. Brasseaux, Acadian to Cajun: As the late LSU Law Center professor Lee Hargrave wrote, acsdina reference to the protection of cultural heritage, “Proponents of the section were primarily Francophones concerned with the protection of the French Acadian culture.

Strong Cajun roots, influence, and culture can also be found in parts of Southern Mississippi. The hurricane caused most of Acadiana to lose power, and some areas lost phone service.

During the early part of the 20th century, attempts were made to suppress Cajun culture by measures such as forbidding the use of the Cajun French language in schools. Samuel de Champlain fixed the orthography with the ‘r’ omitted in the 17th century. The total death toll from Gustav in Acadiana was limited. Inthe Louisiana State Legislature officially recognized twenty-two Louisiana parishes and “other parishes of similar cultural environment” for their “strong French Acadian cultural aspects” House Concurrent Resolution No.

If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure regjon a “Get in” section describing all of the typical ways to get here.

The Acadians’ migration from Canada was spurred by the Treaty of Paris which ended the war.

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It is sometimes called “Cajun Country”, noted for its distinctive culture. River Parishes The River Parishes of Acadiana form the eastern portion of this region in Louisianaand are comprised of the parishes on the west bank of the Mississippi River from the Mississippi State Line to just acaddina the New Orleans metro area.


Arceneaux designed a flag for Acadiana.

While Lower Louisiana had been settled by French colonists since the late 17th century, the Cajuns trace their roots to the influx of Acadian settlers after the Great Expulsion from their homeland during the French and British hostilities prior to the Seven Years’ War to Inthe Louisiana legislature officially adopted Arceneaux’s design as the official Acadiana flag House Concurrent Resolutionpassed 5 July The word Acadiana reputedly has two origins.

If you want to travel at your own pace, you should bring your own vehicle or rental car. This is an old European tradition that has survived in Acadia until today. Cajun Prairie The Cajun Prairie is the name of the inland area between the marshes to the southwest around Lake Charles, the pine forests of central Louisiana, and the bayous and swamps to the southeast. Louisiana Cajuns in the New Economy of Ethnicity”. In recent years, hurricane evacuation plans for the area’s growing towns and cities have hastened the planning and construction of better roadways.

The city of Houma is often called the “Venice of America,” due to the amount of canals and wetlands surroundings. Acadiana is home to the majority of Louisiana’s Francophones.

Visitors from other English or French speaking regions may struggle with stronger local accents. Retrieved March 14, In addition, some high-rise buildings in downtown Lafayette had windows broken and many homes throughout the region had roof damage. Acadiana also is home to other ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americanswho came into the region in increasing numbers beginning notably with the Louisiana Purchase of Use a major airport in Baton Rouge or New Orleans to get to the area.

One folk custom is belief in a traiteuror healer, whose primary method of treatment involves the laying on of hands and of prayers.

Many are of Acadian descent and are now identified as Cajun. Lake Charles Lafayette Houma.

By acaadina coverage under the “national origin” clause of Title VII he is afforded no special privilege. Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Acadiana. Martin Parish, Louisiana Geography of St. Archived from the original on 8 December acaina Map of Louisiana with Acadiana highlighted. Since their establishment in Louisiana, the Cajuns have developed their own dialect, Cajun Frenchand developed a vibrant culture including folkwaysmusicand cuisine.


This region travel guide to Acadiana is an outline and may need more content. Coastal communities relied heavily on fish and shellfish.

Acadiana Map – Louisiana – Mapcarta

The eastern Acadiana region was somewhat affected by Hurricane Katrina on August 29,although the damage was nowhere near what it was farther east. Calcasieu River flowing through Lake Charles enables shipping traffic in the western portion, while the Sabine River forms the western border of both Acadiana and Louisiana. The origin of the designation Acadia is credited to the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzanocommissioned by the King Francis I of Francewho on his 16th-century map applied the ancient Greek name ” Arcadia ” to the entire Atlantic coast north of Virginia.

It is a variety or dialect of the French language spoken primarily in Louisiana. Most cities and settlements are along the river.

Edwards, four-term former Governor of Louisiana, to chair Enlightenment panel in Montreal”. The majority of Cajun festivals include a fais do-do “go to sleep” in French, originating from encouraging children to fall asleep in the rafters of the dance hall as the parents danced late into the night or street dance, usually to a live local band. Comprised of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Some families and individuals did travel north through the Louisiana territory to set up homes as far north as Wisconsin.

Retrieved March 17, Damage has been done to the region by dredging and straightening of waterways, which has damaged the wetlands that used to absorb water and storms, leaving the area more vulnerable.

There are neither duties nor taxes to pay and the more one works, the more one earns without doing harm to anyone. The Cajuns retain a unique dialect of the French language and numerous other cultural traits that distinguish them as an ethnic group.

AcadiansNew Franceand Expulsion of the Acadians. Louisiana State University Press.