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Old 07-15-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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^Basically, that sums up to what I just said.
The fact that it's so many definitions make it clear.
The only thing common in any of those is time period/history.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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What do you call people from Louisiana? ...Awesome

I can't beleive this went 6 pages over several years and nobody gave this answer
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Louisianians or Louisiana residents?
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I am from the Shreveport Area in LA (Haughton is the suburb I live in). We just call our selfs Louisianian. I've looked into moving off some place in south Alaska, as I have allergies and an adversion to heat. I'm visiting New Orleans for a bit on family business and, yes, it feels totally different than North Louisiana, where I live.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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Ok here's one:
What if you are French decended from the Quebec Province (Not confirmed Acadian), white and live in South Louisiana? I would think I would have no right to call myself Cajun. Would I just be a standard Louisianian?
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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If you are a permanent resident (meaning you have a driver's license, can vote, have more or less established yourself here) then you are a Louisianian. I would choose the state's citizen designation for myself regardless of where I lived be it California, Colorado, Georgia, etc. But only if you are a citizen of Louisiana would you call yourself a Louisianian. I mean, once I move to another state and establish residency there, I would cease to be a Louisianian. I would then be only someone who hails from Louisiana.

No one is automatically a Cajun or Creole just because they are Louisiana citizens. We do have other kinds of people.

To Fecamp: no, you're not a Cajun. You are close to being one but the Cajun history is pretty definite and I don't think that would be a fit.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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If you are a permanent resident (meaning you have a driver's license, can vote, have more or less established yourself here) then you are a Louisianian. I would choose the state's citizen designation for myself regardless of where I lived be it California, Colorado, Georgia, etc. But only if you are a citizen of Louisiana would you call yourself a Louisianian. I mean, once I move to another state and establish residency there, I would cease to be a Louisianian. I would then be only someone who hails from Louisiana.

No one is automatically a Cajun or Creole just because they are Louisiana citizens
. We do have other kinds of people.

To Fecamp: no, you're not a Cajun. You are close to being one but the Cajun history is pretty definite and I don't think that would be a fit.
Well said, and completely accurate

I was born in Louisiana, but I am neither "cajun" or "creole". I'm just a native Louisianaian.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:17 PM
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Location: Wonderland
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Well said, and completely accurate

I was born in Louisiana, but I am neither "cajun" or "creole". I'm just a native Louisianaian.
Same here, but I proudly embrace the term "coonass."

And I am also a member of the WHODAT NATION. Even though I live in east Texas (Whodat Nation does not acknowledge anything called a "state line!").
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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It all depends on where you were raised. Some folks refer to their city or if they're of Cajun descent, they're Cajuns.
But generally, Louisianian is what I would refer to myself as.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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I lived in La. From 75-79(member) and traveled most of La.....and I can say this without reservation..." coonasses" are some of the nicest caring ppl I've ever had as a friend.... I'm from Al. and they always made me feel welcomed.
MikeinBirmingham
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