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11:26 Dec 3, 2001
English to French translations [PRO] / geographic division
English term or phrase:parish
Found on documents confirming residence and on birth certificates for the state of Louisiana. Examples: "Signed this day in the parish of lafayette, State of Louisiana." or "Born and raised in the parish of lafayette, state of Louisiana." Note: this is not the same meaning as a religious parish. Louisiana, I believe is divided geographically into parishes. I'm not sure if the translation would be "région" or "district" or "quartier"...
Explanation: Sorry, I didn't see your comment about these being districts. Given that we're talking about Norluns, is it not likely that this parish idea came straight from the original Freench term. Anyway, that was my hunch and it appears to have been confirmed by a quick search on the Web.
See the following hit from Google after typing in Nouvelle Orleans + paroisse:
Lafayette Travel | Cultural Lagniappe | Genuine Acadiana | ...
... 1,600 Acadiens à la Nouvelle-Orléans depuis la France/Final ... 1,600 immigrants arrive
in New Orleans from France. ... Belle Aire dans la paroisse de Bâton-Rouge-Est ... www.lafayettetravel.com/cultural/genuine_aca/chronology.cfm - 21k - Cached - Similar pages