CREOLE LANGUAGE IN LOUISIANA
Image Source: Christophe Landry.
Creole appears in dark slate (blue-dark gray) coloring.
Louisiana’s Creole-speaking (Creolophone) community lies on the banks of the state’s main waterways.
Parishes include: Ascension, Calcasieu, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Livingston, Natchitoches, Orléans, Pointe-Coupée, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. James, St. Landry, St. Tammany, and West Bâton-Rouge.
**Some parishes may not be highlighted where speakers actually live.
CREOLE LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD
Creole languages similar to Louisiana’s are spoken on four continents in the following countries and regions:
- CANADA: Québec (Haitian)
- USA: California (Louisianian), Florida (Haitian), Louisiana, New Jersey (Haitian), New York (Haitian, St. Lucian, Dominican), Texas (Louisianian)
- CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haïti, La Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago
- SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil (Lanc-Patuá of Amapá), British Guyana (French Guianese), French Guiana, Suriname (French Guianese)
- France (multiple Creoles spoken, mainly; Guadeloupean, Martinican, Reunion Islander, Haitian, Malgache, Mauritian)
- Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Rodrigues Island, Seychelles Islands
- Vietnam (Tây Bồi)