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Louisiana Creole refers to native born people of various racial descent who are descended from the Colonial French and/or Spanish settlers of Colonial French Louisiana, before it became part of the United States in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase with claim to the Creole culture and Creole cuisine. The commonly accepted definition today is for the community whose members are a mixture of mainly French, Spanish, African, and Native-American heritage. Some may not have each ethnic heritage, and some may have additional ancestries. Contrary to popular belief, a Creole does not exclusively pertain to a person of African and European: French or Spanish descent.

Historically, Creole was used in early generations to refer to colonists of French descent who had been born in Louisiana and were thus native to the territory, compared to new immigrants. It then meant exclusively people of European descent. It also was used for black slaves who were born in Louisiana as opposed to those born in West Africa and transported from there. French Creole became the term for those of exclusively French descent after there grew a Creole population of mixed ancestry. Many multiracial Creoles of French descent also call themselves French Creole.

People of relatively pure African-American, French or Spanish descent who have family roots in Louisiana and were raised under the Creole culture also have called themselves Creole. Today Louisiana Creole has come to mean those people of mixed ancestry.
I Am Creole , Creole Is My First Language : Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez (Rouler) .

Translation: Let The Good Times Roll :)
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(Louisana Creole) One of the most interesting yet little known cultures that America has ever known! We have a mixture of Black, French, Spanish, and Native American and have ancestors from Louisiana. You won't find any American food that tastes better!
Beyonce, dang she's the only famous Creole isn't she?
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a person or persons of varied afro-anglo-french-spanish ancestry residing in louisiana.

the art, food, language, music, and history of creole people.

french/spanish language and culture unique to louisiana.

from the spanish criollo, meaning 'a local'.
creole music rocks.
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Louisiana Creole refers to native born people of various racial descent who are descended from the Colonial French and/or Spanish settlers of Colonial French Louisiana, before it became part of the United States in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase with claim to the Creole culture and Creole cuisine. The commonly accepted definition today is for the community whose members are a mixture of mainly French, Spanish, African, and Native-American heritage. Some may not have each ethnic heritage, and some may have additional ancestries. Contrary to popular belief, a Creole does not exclusively pertain to a person of African and European: French or Spanish descent.
I am full French Creole , Creole is my first language .
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The language spoken by french caribean island .. such as St Lucia, only the best language spoken!! pow
Mon son sent lisyen .. - I am Saint Lucian (créole)
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One of Haiti's second official language besides French... Unlike some people that uses as a skin complexion for residents from the south (louisiana etc.) Creole can be related as well to food, culture, religion
creole food,
creole language (mixed of french/spanish and african dialectes) mostly spoken in Haiti and other French Carribean Islands..
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