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French Canada

BACKGROUND

Information: a region.

The French Canadians are an ethnic group who trace their ancestry to French colonists who settled in Canada from the late 16th century onward. Today, people of French heritage make up the majority of native speakers of French in Canada, who in turn account for about 22 per cent of the country's total population. The majority of French Canadians reside in Quebec. Since the 1960s, French Canadians in Quebec have generally used Québécois (masculine) or Québécoise (feminine) to express their cultural and national identity, rather than Canadien français and Canadienne française.

National Dance: Gigue (Québécois step dancing)

Language: Québécois (Quebec French).

Religions: Predominantly Christian.


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