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Old 11-07-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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Apparently I read that New Orleans has always been a hotspot for Vietnamese. Where do they generally live? Are there any cool 'Little Saigon' areas? What are the neighborhoods like that they live?
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default oh michou

i use to live in a vietnamese neighborhood in nola when i was in elementy... alot of the shop signs were in vietnamese and it smelled (sorry but i wasn't use to it)...

but it's all the way back of the new orleans east...
i hear its called little vietnam but me & my bros. called the neighborhood missue or michoud(don't know how to spell it or where came from)...

but that was 8 years i ago...i don't know what the place looks like know...
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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There are two areas: one is in the east Michoud area, and the other is across the river between Gretna and Marrero.
The michoud area is called the village and there is about a block long of shops you can find good food there.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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That is good to know. May base my grad school choices on places with good Vietnamese food. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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New Orleans has become a major place for Vietnamese immigrants to settle in. And it isn't just NOLA either. It is the Deep South, mainly along the Gulf coast. You have Houston, Biloxi, Bayou La Batre, and Mobile too. Those are places that have at least sizeable Vietnamese populations. In fact, there is a National Geographic from September 1981. The main article is about the Vietnamese refugees settling along the Gulf coast, many of them fishermen. Atlanta,GA also has a growing Vietnamese population, mainly along Buford Hwy corridor. This isn't just a New Orleans thing, it is a Southern thing(although I don't consider Houston to be part of the Southeast) and mainly along the Gulf coast.
Interesting thing to note: Louisiana was the first place in the Southeast to have a sizeable Asian population and the Vietnamese were not the first there. There was a sizeable 17lipino population in Plaquemines Parish, specifically the former town of St. Malo. The Spanish brought them to Louisiana in the 1700s. St. Malo was established by Filipinos who abandoned a Spanish galleon in 1763. It is possibly the first Asian settlement in the USA ever.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Yes. They mostly live way at the far end of Chef Menteur Highway in Village De L'est or however they spell it.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Michoud, Village De L'Est (I think that's how you spell it @ BTR), & Harvey
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Could you describe the Vietnamese in New Orleans as a "middleman minority"?

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Old 08-29-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Could you describe the Vietnamese in New Orleans as a "middleman minority"?

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That's an interesting term. I wonder if that applies more to 1st generation though, who have more of the language barriers and sometimes cultural barriers though.

But, would be interesting if a local chimed in. How assimilated are the Vietnamese in New Orleans? It seems like by now they'd have a few generations in, and would sound very local?

Have they intermarried a bit as well?
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