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Old 09-29-2012, 03:46 PM
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Actually Haiti is not "Francophone", but it is an ex-French colony. Haitians speak Creole which is an African language, not a dialect of French. Martinique and Guadeloupe are both still French colonies and yes they are Francophone.
Actually the official language is French and yes it is a Francophone country.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:46 PM
 
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New Orleans differs from other Southern cities. It's not Southern in the traditional & historical sense.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:51 PM
 
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Actually Haiti is not "Francophone", but it is an ex-French colony. Haitians speak Creole which is an African language, not a dialect of French. Martinique and Guadeloupe are both still French colonies and yes they are Francophone.
Haiti is Francophone. The official language of Haiti is French. Haitian French Creole was not added onto the official language roster until after 1987. French is still the main official language of the Republic of Haiti.

Haiti is an official member of The "Francophonie" organization. Haiti is also an official member of the Latin Union as well among many other organizations throughout the world etc.

Martinique & Guadeloupe are NOT colonies. They are "departments d'outre mers" or overseas departments of French. In other words they are integral parts of the French Republic, as are all & any other departments of mainland France.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:55 PM
 
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New Orleans architecture is mostly Spanish derived, especially in the French Quarter.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:36 AM
 
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New Orleans architecture is mostly Spanish derived, especially in the French Quarter.
French-derived...I would think!
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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French-derived...I would think!
You can see the influence of both Spanish and French architecture in New Orleans.

Buildings and architecture of New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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French-derived...I would think!
75% of the FQ burned in 1700s. Was rebuilt during Spanish rule of New Orleans. Thus, majority of buildings are actually Spanish architecture. The name French Quarter refers to the fact that it was the center of French-speaking New Orleans as opposed to English-speaking CBD across Canal Street. In fact, the French speakers referred to FQ as the Vieux Carre (Old Square).
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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75% of the FQ burned in 1700s. Was rebuilt during Spanish rule of New Orleans. Thus, majority of buildings are actually Spanish architecture. The name French Quarter refers to the fact that it was the center of French-speaking New Orleans as opposed to English-speaking CBD across Canal Street. In fact, the French speakers referred to FQ as the Vieux Carre (Old Square).
Cool! Didn't realize that!
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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French-derived...I would think!
No, it's Spanish derived. Louisiana was Spanish, then French, then Spanish in colonial rule & tutelage. There are French influences but the bulk of architecture in NOLA, especially in the French Quarter is Spanish.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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75% of the FQ burned in 1700s. Was rebuilt during Spanish rule of New Orleans. Thus, majority of buildings are actually Spanish architecture. The name French Quarter refers to the fact that it was the center of French-speaking New Orleans as opposed to English-speaking CBD across Canal Street. In fact, the French speakers referred to FQ as the Vieux Carre (Old Square).
Also there are Spanish speaking Louisianians. Many people in Louisiana speak Louisiana Spanish.
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