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Conversely, given their proximity to Quebec, many Acadians consider them to be non-resident Québécois. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:55, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

As an Acadienne, I do not know of any Acadien from Acadie Region in Canada or in the USA (Louisiane) that consider themselves "Non-Residence Quebecois" Our heritage is totally separate and we come from a whole different region in France as well. Our French is not the same either. We have been in the Acadien Region since 1604. Acadien Region is Nouveau-Brunswick, Nouvelle-Écosse, Terre-Nouvelle, l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard and Est Quebec-Canada and St.Pierre & Miquelon-France in the Gulf north North-Est of IPE. Merci beaucoup et Adieu! Katarina Cadieux—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

The comment about "non-resident Québécois" is referring to Acadian perceptions of the Brayons, not to Acadians. Bearcat (talk) 20:01, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

I wish to clarify here, that many people, perpetuated by Acadian claims, consider the origin of French influence across much of North America to be Acadia. I would like to add that many estimates place the Acadian diaspora between 5000 and 15000 people. While between 1840's and mid 1900's diaspora from Quebec numbered nearly 1 million; besides the extremity of these numbers, the Acadians still claim almost complete origin to North American french diasporas. I would like to add that Northwestern NB was very much in dispute until recently and that for much of colonial history most of Madawaska county belonged to Quebec both in religion and politics. Likewise, very few Acadians actually went there after deportation; nearly all residents of madawaska not only consider themselves to be Brayons of the Republic of Madawaska (distinct entity) but also descendents of Quebec. Acadia was founded in 1604 and Quebec was found 4 years later in 1608 - after Acadia failed as a colony. I would also like to argue this claim to Acadian origin to distinct areas of France. French settlers were dispatched from all areas of France whether headed for Acadia or Quebec. Acadians are fooled if they believe their own version of french is reminiscent of one specific area of france. This is nostalgic based and is part of the mythology that they have always been a distinct people from france through to now. There separation from Quebec, outside of geography, has to do with politics not culture or language. The Acadian "language" (dialect) has been much influenced by a majority Anglophone population. Considering that 1 MILLION quebecois left Quebec I find it highly plausible that people would consider themselves "non-resident" quebecois. If you would look into the many works written on Franco-Americans in New England you will easily and quickly find that this is the case. Un Gros Merci pis Salut! M. Pelletier - Brayon/Madawaskeyen —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:33, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Same for me; I am Acadian, and do not know anybody who thinks Brayons are "non-resident Quebecois" Brayons are Brayons They do have there own accent, which I personally like a lot... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:53, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

"r" in Brayon French[edit]

Do they use alveolar trill or uvular trill? --Komitsuki (talk) 04:55, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

-We are known for using alveolar trill. We typically roll the 'R'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:22, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


I contest the notion it is largely disputed as a dialect of Quebec french, but Acadian is. Brayon people are mostly Quebec descendents, its speakers live on the border of Quebec, and Brayon is also spoken in parts of Quebec. Acadian french is less like Quebec French than is Brayon. I believe it is completely fair to say Brayon is a dialect of Quebec French and that Acadian is a dialect of French. The very fact it does not possess its own words makes it a dialect based on pronounciation and few Acadian incorporations. The fact Acadian "possesses" its own words and phrases makes it not a dialect of Quebec French. Brayon is a dialect of Quebec French just as Joual, Chaouin, and Magoua is. I believe we need to look into the first sentence under the "dialect" section in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:07, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


Can someone explain the etymology of the name "Brayon"? Whence comes it? Tim in Canada — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:36, 16 December 2012 (UTC)