The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85093   Message #1575883
Posted By: CarolC
04-Oct-05 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Subject: RE: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
A friend of mine whose family came originally from Spain, but has been in what is now New Mexico for more than four hundred years, calls herself "hispanic". Of course, in that part of the US, there are still many people whose families have been there for centuries and whose first language is Spanish. What is the first language of the people of Spanish ancestry whose families have been in southern Louisiana since before the French controlled the area?