Cajan



a member of a group of people living in parts of the South, especially Alabama, whose ancestry is a mixture of white, black, and possibly Indian.
Cajun.
a member of a group of people with an enduring cultural tradition whose French Catholic ancestors established permanent communities in Louisiana and Maine after being expelled from Acadia in the late 18th century.
the French dialect of the Cajuns.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Cajuns, especially those of Louisiana:
Cajun cooking.
Historical Examples

The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1 Elizabeth Bisland
Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon J. Emerson Tennent

noun
a native of Louisiana descended from 18th-century Acadian immigrants
the dialect of French spoken by such people
the music of this ethnic group, combining blues and European folk music
adjective
denoting, relating to, or characteristic of such people, their language, or their music
Cajun [(kay-juhn)]

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