Region 3 - Western Acadiana

The Acadiana parishes are located from west of the Atchafalaya Swamp to the Texas border. Most of the region is rural, but includes Lafayette, Lake Charles, and New Iberia. The region includes the Louisiana Prairie, Bayou Teche, coastal marshes, and parts of the Atchafalaya swamp. The predominant culture is a complex blend of French, Spanish, and African. Other cultural groups include Anglos, Laotians, Chitimacha and Koasati Indians.

The University of Southwestern Louisiana, College of Liberal Arts, in Lafayette will host the Regional Folklorist position.

For information on this unfunded region contact:

Maida Owens
The Louisiana Folklife Program
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (225) 342-8180

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