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French-Canadian in United States


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
277,000 French Christianity 65.00 % 0.80 %   

French-Canadian in United States

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Introduction / History
The French-Canadian people group arrived in Canada in the 1600s and 1700s from France, to create New France (Canada).

Where are they located?
While in the mid-1800s they spread to other parts of North-America, they live primarily in Québec, Canada's French Province. French-Canadians who do live in Québec often refer to themselves as the Québécois.

What are their lives like?
Their way of life is a combination of American and European influences. They enjoy an American style of life but culturally relate more to their French, European roots.

What are their beliefs?
Up until the 60s and 70s, Québec was dominated by the Catholic Church. In fact, they controlled almost every domain of society (health care, education, religion and politics). However, in the 60s and 70s, the French Canadian people rebelled against the Catholic control and there was a mass exodus from the Church. Today there is a disdain for religion and especially Christianity. In fact, the worst swear words in Québec are words related to the Catholic Church.

What are their needs?
Today there is a spiritual vacuum in Québec and many are open to talk about spiritual issues. The gospel needs to be preached in non-conventional ways with a clear distinction between Catholic religion and a personal relationship with Christ.

Prayer Points
The French-Canadian people desperately need the gospel but are often overlooked because they live in North America. Pray for missionaries to come to Québec and for the next generation of Quebecers to be raised up to reach their own nation for Christ!

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Country: United States
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Massachusetts, Woonsocket Rhode Island, Maine, Connecticut, Manchester New Hampshire, Vermont
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
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People Name in Country: French-Canadian
People Name General: French-Canadian
Alternate People Names:
CanadianCanadians, French Speaking
ROP3 Code: 103066
Joshua Project People ID: 11765
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 277,000
Population all Countries: 8,101,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: French
People Name General: French-Canadian
Ethnic Code: CEW21c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: French (277,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): fra    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity65.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious35.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic90.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1483-1989
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1478-2017
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - African (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Canadian (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in French
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus film: view in French
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralOpen-licensed Bible stories on mobile ap ...
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bible Parole de Vie
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bible Segond 1910
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bible Segond 21
Text / Printed MatterBible: Current Language Bible
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (French)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Data Notes
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French-Canadian in United States

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    French     America, North and Caribbean    
      French-Canadian United States    
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