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Old 10-26-2010, 11:34 PM
 
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is there a lot of French-world cross-culture?
French cultures mixed with any other kind, oui, but different French colonies and France intertwined... I don't see a lot.

My first thought goes to Paris and Marseilles where you find a substantial percentage of Franco-Algerian or Franco-Morrocan.
Their culture was developed over time by the French colonization of North Africa and at the time independence was regained
a great number of these people emigrated to France, resulting in pockets of French + Franco-North-African cross-culture.

But I don't suppose I'm absolutely right about this. A Français would know better.


One case involving ancient population spread instead of colonization might be le Nord-Pas-de-Calais et la Wallonie.
(Northernmost French department and its neighbor, southern Belgium)


Closer to home, and very much so; la Gaspésie (easternmost region of Quebec)
Mainly occupied by the Acadiens from 1755, it became populated with more and more Canadiens-Français
from Bas-St-Laurent and elsewhere as roads and railways were built.

This resulted in even prettier girls and a toned-down Acadien accent...
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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is there a lot of French-world cross-culture?
I am not sure I fully understand the question. Are you asking (for example) if there are people from France who are stars in Quebec and people from Quebec who are stars in France? The answer to this is yes. In fact, most of the cross-cultural movement in the French-speaking world is trans-Atlantic between France-Switzerland-Belgium and Quebec.

Cross-cultural activity that involves people from former French colonies like Senegal, Congo, Haiti, Algeria, Lebanon, etc. generally involves people who now live in France or Quebec but whose origins are in those countries. In Quebec you have people like Boucar Diouf (Senegal?), Wajdi Mouawad (Lebanon), Rachid Badouri (not sure), Corneille (Rwanda), Dany Laferrière (Haiti), and a whole bunch of others. In France there are tons as well: Jamal Debbouze, Nagui, Rachid Taha, Mathieu Chédid, etc.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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You are mixing your lists. Jamel Debbouze and Mathieu Chédid were born in France, Rachid Taha in Algeria and Nagui in Egypt. People born in France are French, even if they have funny names, like Isabelle Adjani, Said Taghmaoui, Zinedine Zidane or Roschdy Zem.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You are mixing your lists. Jamel Debbouze and Mathieu Chédid were born in France, Rachid Taha in Algeria and Nagui in Egypt. .
That is why I said "origins". Debbouze's origins are Moroccan, and Chédid's are Lebanese. Even if they are both "French".

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People born in France are French, .
Of course, but so are people born elsewhere who obtained French citizenship, like Nagui... and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.

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even if they have funny names, like Isabelle Adjani, Said Taghmaoui, Zinedine Zidane or Roschdy Zem.
I don't consider Adjani, Taghmaoui, Zidane or Zem to be "funny names".
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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My own connection with the Francophone world is Louisiana. My mother was born and raised there. I have some Creole ancestry, which is on my mother's side of the family. I was even born in New Orleans, but I left when I was a baby, not even old enough to talk. I decided to learn French in high school and I am learning more in college now, as I plan to get a minor in French. I find interesting that Louisiana has a sizeable Vietnamese population, as Vietnam was once colonised by France.
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Mauritius, the only country in the world where French is overtaking English as the national language (undoubtedly due to the proximity of Réunion).
..and possibly because that entire region is a French-language powerhouse of a region - i.e. Reunion, Madagascar, Seychelles, Comorones, Mayotte, etc.

It only makes sense that Mauritius would want to keep its French there....it already is there....and they continue with their English language as well.

I think they keep both French and English, as politically it is becoming dominated by Hindu-speakers from India...so for the language politics, it is better to keep everyone studying and using the two European languages.
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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I have had at least two friends who were from Mauritius, one in high school and one in the university. Always seemed like French was thriving there.

/replying to a 7-year old post
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