French America (French: Amérique française) is the French-speaking community of people and their diaspora, notably those tracing back origins to New France, the early French colonization of the Americas. The province of Quebec is the center of the community and is the birthplace of French America. It may also include communities in other parts of Canada (Eastern Ontario, Northern Ontario, small communities in Manitoba, and Western New Brunswick), Saint Pierre et Miquelon, New England, the Mid-Western states, Louisiana, Maine, California, New York, Florida, Mexico, Mexico City, Sinaloa, Jalisco, and Veracruz in North America. Haiti, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean; Guiana (Overseas region of France) and Argentina in South America. The Ordre des francophones d’Amérique is a decoration given in the name of the community to its members. It can also be described as the Francophonie of the Americas.
Members and corresponding diasporas
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