AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Newfoundland French

NameNewfoundland French
NativenameFrançais terre-neuvien
FamilycolorIndo-European
StatesCanada
RegionPort au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland
Speakers<500
Fam1Indo-European
Fam2Italic
Fam3Romance
Fam4Italo-Western
Fam5Western
Fam6Gallo-Iberian
Fam7Gallo-Romance
Fam8Gallo-Rhaetian
Fam9Oïl
Fam10French
Extinctmoribund
MapcaptionHistorical Continental French settlements of Port-au-Port

     Home | Language | Newfoundland French



Newfoundland French or Newfoundland Peninsular French refers to the French spoken on the Port au Port Peninsula (part of the so-called “French Shore”) of Newfoundland. The francophones of the region are unique in Canada, tracing their origins to Continental French fishermen who settled in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and not to the Québécois, or Acadians of the Maritimes. For this reason, Newfoundland French is most closely related to the Norman and Breton French of nearby St-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Today, heavy contact with Acadian French &mdash; and especially widespread bilingualism with Newfoundland English &mdash; have taken their toll, and the community is in decline.

The degree to which lexical features of Newfoundland French constitute a distinct dialect is not presently known. It is uncertain how many speakers survive &mdash; the dialect could be moribund. There is a provincial advocacy organisation Fédération des Francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador, representing both the Peninsular French and Acadian French communities.

Newfoundland French Video

http://stbernard.bigbig.com St Bernard Stud Service w/ a Professional shooter assisting the dogs because the male is too heavy for the female. St Bernar'd's ...
1.10 min. | 3.23 user rating
Top 10 Largest Dog Breeds The Great Dane or the Tibetan Mastiff, the Cane Corso or the St Bernard They all have one thing in common; their size!
1.05 min. | 4.41 user rating
French Fried: Twenty years after French carmakers left America, we try to give a smelly old Citroën back to France. - http://www.caranddriver.com/features/re...
8.42 min. | 1.73 user rating
This video was inspired by a scene in the movie Ferris Bueler's Day Off. I created the video to satirize the unaware (absent) professor/teacher. It reminds m...
2.08 min. | 3.90 user rating
French Perfume by Great Big Sea. I do not own any of these pictures, I found them all online with the help of Google Images. My first attempt at a video. Enj...
3.02 min. | 4.84 user rating
This year, for the first time, there was a French stage at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in St. John's. This video shows the Benoit Kitchen Par...
5.93 min. | 5.0 user rating
French / Français: O, Canada Terre de nos aieux ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux car ton bras sait porter l'epee il sait porter la croix ton histoire...
1.60 min. | 4.80 user rating
Polish / Polski - Mazurek Dabrowskiego: Jeszcze Polska nie zginela, Kiedy my zyjemy. Co nam obca przemoc wziela, Szabla odbierzemy. CHORUS Marsz, marsz, Dabr...
2.70 min. | 4.80 user rating
Gallipoli (city) was levelled by an earthquake hundreds of years ago. And it was the site of a bloody 'trench war' in 1915 during WWI. Tens of thousands died...
4.08 min. | 4.78 user rating
O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far...
1.43 min. | 4.6 user rating

Latest News : Newfoundland French : Tweet this RSS

Want to Newfoundland French latest news on your twitter account???   sign in with twitter
Newfoundland French     sign in with twitter   ||  Language     sign in with twitter   ||  Reference     sign in with twitter
Canadian among five held hostage in Nigerian oil rig attack - Montreal Gazette Tweet this news
Montreal Gazette--According to media reports in -Newfoundland-, the Canadian, identified by St. John's television station NTVNews as Robert Croke, is a resident of St. John's.--- - Date : Tue, 09 Nov 2010 07:22:23 GMT+00:00
French Defeat Lindbergh above Atlantic - French Tribune Tweet this news
French Tribune---...- from the coast of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the -French- islands close to -Newfoundland-, however were murdered when the airplane ruined up on the water. ... - Date : Sat, 13 Nov 2010 13:24:08 GMT+00:00
Media Advisory: Minister Moore and Minister French Address Annual Meeting of ... - Marketwire (press release) Tweet this news
Marketwire (press release)--11, 2010) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and the Honourable Terry -French-, -Newfoundland- and Labrador's ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:21:40 GMT+00:00
Dogs and storms don't mix - Colorado Springs Independent Tweet this news
Colorado Springs Independent--Speaking of big dogs, villager Pat League, who sits on the board of our Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, had a bit of a problem with her 140-pound -Newfoundland-, Gus, ... - Date : Thu, 12 Aug 2010 07:20:33 GMT+00:00
Cross-Canada ride a trip fantastic - StarPhoenix Tweet this news
StarPhoenix--Wayne Dyck of Saskatoon was wet with mountain snow at the start of his bike trip this summer in BC He was soaked in sweat in -Newfoundland- at the end. ... - Date : Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:04:33 GMT+00:00
US aims to raise Titanic - Scotsman Tweet this news
Scotsman--The wreck was discovered in 1985 by a -French--American expedition and has been the subject of seven "research and recovery" missions since. ... - Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 23:12:47 GMT+00:00
Minister to represent province at Beaumont Hamel pilgrimage - St. John's Telegram Tweet this news
St. John's Telegram--Minister -French- will attend a July 1 Memorial Day ceremony at Beaumont-Hamel, and visit Caribou Memorials to the Royal -Newfoundland- Regiment located in ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:05:23 GMT+00:00
Less is more, author argues - TheChronicleHerald.ca Tweet this news
TheChronicleHerald.ca--"This is especially true in -Newfoundland- and Labrador, where remoteness is a key selling point," Sawler said. "But the phenomenon is true for all of the ... - Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2010 07:54:32 GMT+00:00
Silly Girl #3 Makes Good - St. John's Telegram Tweet this news
St. John's Telegram--Only a few years ago, Jacquelyn -French- was the sideline Silly Girl #3 in a St. John's production of "Beauty and the Beast." At 24 years old, ... - Date : Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:34:21 GMT+00:00
While on the Rock, drop by a bit of France - Montreal Gazette Tweet this news
Montreal Gazette--Cars line a street in St. Pierre, a town on the -French- islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, off -Newfoundland's- south ... - Date : Sat, 29 May 2010 06:19:23 GMT+00:00

Varieties of the French language

Europe Meridional * Standard (France) * Belgian (Belgium) * Swiss (Switzerland) * Jersey Legal (Channel Islands) |
North America Quebec (Joual) * Brayon * Acadian (Chiac) * Newfoundland * Métis (Canada) * Cajun * Colonial * Frenchville (United States) * St.-Bart s Patois (French West Indies) |
Africa African * Maghreb (Maghreb) |
AsiaIndian (Puducherry) |
See alsoFrench-based creole languages * Michif |



Privacy | Sitemap | Micra Hosting