People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

French Caribbean of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 19,000

ROP3 Code: 106357
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Afro-Caribbean, Francophone
Language: Guadeloupean Creole French - (gcf)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Guadeloupe

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Majority Located Where

  Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC - 3,800

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Brief Profile

French Caribbean people are immigrants from seven territorial islands that are French-Creole speaking under French sovereignty in the Caribbean islands, including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy, Les Saintes, Marie-Galante, and La Désirade. These islands constitute the three island nations of Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, and Martinique.

During the 1600s-1700s, the French were actively involved in colonizing the Caribbean. French settlers mixed with indigenous people and African slaves to create the distinctive French-Creole culture present today.

As a result, they are culturally a combination of French and Caribbean cultural influences in music, cuisine, style, architecture, etc. In addition, their primary language, Guadeloupean Creole French, is a mixture of French and indigenous language.

The majority of French Caribbeans claim Roman Catholicism as their religion. However, ther religious practices are very syncretistic in nature, being a mixture of Roman Catholicism and indigenous beliefs.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for French Caribbean immigrants to encounter not just economic abundance, but abundant life in Christ.
  • Pray for French Caribbean believers to stay strong in their faith and be a vital witness to their community.
  • Pray for French Caribbean churches to multiply and thrive, and to catch a vision for reaching out to people groups around them and around the world.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC3,800