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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} French Canadians (also referred to as Franco-Canadians or Canadiens; French: Canadien(ne)s français(es){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) are a major North American ethnic group of Canadian citizens who trace their French ancestry from the descendants of colonists from France who arrived in New France (Canada) in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, French Canadians constitute the main French-speaking population of Canada, accounting for about 22%<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> of the total population of that country.

During the mid-18th century, Canadian colonists born in French Canada expanded across North America and colonized various regions, cities, and towns.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Today, French Canadians live across North America, including the United States and Canada. The province of Quebec has the largest population of French-Canadian descent, though smaller communities exist throughout Canada and in the United States (particularly New England). Between 1840 and 1930, roughly 900,000 French Canadians emigrated to the United States, mostly to the New England region.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Other terms for French Canadians that continue to reside in the province of Quebec, are Quebecers or Québécois. The other major group of French Canadians are the Acadians (Acadiens) who reside in the Maritime Provinces. French Canadians (including those who are no longer French-speaking) constitute the second largest ethnic group in Canada, behind the English Canadians, and ahead of Scottish Canadians and Irish Canadians, although it must be noted that essentially those in Canada of French ancestry are the largest group, due to the divide between those identifying as French Canadians and those simply identifying as French. In total, those who identify as French Canadian, French, Quebecois and Acadian number up to 11.9 million people or comprising 33.78% of the Canadian population.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} French Canadians (also referred to as Franco-Canadians or Canadiens; French: Canadien(ne)s français(es){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) are a major North American ethnic group of Canadian citizens who trace their French ancestry from the descendants of colonists from France who arrived in New France (Canada) in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, French Canadians constitute the main French-speaking population of Canada, accounting for about 22%<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> of the total population of that country.

During the mid-18th century, Canadian colonists born in French Canada expanded across North America and colonized various regions, cities, and towns.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Today, French Canadians live across North America, including the United States and Canada. The province of Quebec has the largest population of French-Canadian descent, though smaller communities exist throughout Canada and in the United States (particularly New England). Between 1840 and 1930, roughly 900,000 French Canadians emigrated to the United States, mostly to the New England region.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Other terms for French Canadians that continue to reside in the province of Quebec, are Quebecers or Québécois. The other major group of French Canadians are the Acadians (Acadiens) who reside in the Maritime Provinces. French Canadians (including those who are no longer French-speaking) constitute the second largest ethnic group in Canada, behind the English Canadians, and ahead of Scottish Canadians and Irish Canadians, although it must be noted that essentially those in Canada of French ancestry are the largest group, due to the divide between those identifying as French Canadians and those simply identifying as French. In total, those who identify as French Canadian, French, Quebecois and Acadian number up to 11.9 million people or comprising 33.78% of the Canadian population.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Intro  Etymology  Identities  Population  Culture  History  Modern usage  Organizations  French-Canadian flags  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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