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Newfoundland French

NameNewfoundland French
NativenameFrançais terre-neuvien
RegionPort au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland
MapcaptionHistorical Continental French settlements of Port-au-Port

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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.

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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 - Tweet this news"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 |

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