Definition of Louisiana French in US English:

Louisiana French


  • French as spoken in Louisiana, especially by the descendants of the original French settlers; Cajun.

    • ‘While not a complete tutorial in French, the program can supplement French training by reinforcing concepts in international and Louisiana French.’
    • ‘These funds support the reopening of three schools in New Orleans and the purchase of pedagogical material for the students enrolled in Louisiana French immersion programs.’
    • ‘Thus, there is virtually no history of literacy in French among most active Louisiana French speakers as their language remained at the level of oral tradition.’
    • ‘Field research and analysis of Louisiana French is already being done by researchers, she said.’
    • ‘‘The next step,’ he laughs, ‘is a dictionary of Louisiana French.’’