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Créole (Louisiana Créole)

Louisiana Créole is a French Créole language spoken by the mixed Louisiana Créole people of the state of Louisiana. The language consists of elements of French, Native American, Spanish, and West African roots. Speakers of Louisiana Créole French are mainly concentrated in south and southwest Louisiana, where the population of Créolophones is distributed across the region. There are also numbers of Créolophones in Natchitoches Parish on Cane River and sizable communities of Louisiana Créole-speakers in East Texas (Houston, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Galveston), the Chicago area, and Maryland. California has the most Créole speakers of any state outside of Louisiana, and the number of speakers in California may in fact surpass that of Louisiana. Louisiana Creole French speakers in California reside in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernadino counties and in Northern California (Alameda, Sacramento, San Francisco, Mendocino, Plumas, Tehama, Siskiyou, Napa, Sierra, Mono and Yuba counties; notably in Tennant, California). Speakers in Maryland reside in Worcester County, Dorchester County, Somerset County, Wicomico County, Caroline County, Talbot County, Charles County, Calvert County, Saint Mary's County, and Anne Arundel County. (Ref: Wikipedia)

Créole on whatamieating.com

To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Créole you may search by any of the following terms:
America American Cajun Carib Caribbean Creole Criollo French Louisiana New North Northern Orleans States United US USA

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller  may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using other  terms such as "Louisiana''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of  little tunny, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'tunny New Orleans' and then click on 'Translate from English'.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so other searches, such as 'Créole' should result in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Creole_French

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