The Mina was a well-organized African-American community sharing a common French language in Louisiana.[1]

The community arose following their importation as slaves into Louisiana following 1782.[2]

1791 Mina conspiracy

This revolt began on the estate of Widow Provillar located at New Roads, in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Juan Luis, who was held enslaved there, organized regular balls for Mina men. The only two non-Mina people involved were César, from Jamaica (ethnically an Ashanti), and Pedro Chamba, who was ethnically Chamba but had been raised by the Mina.

See also


  1. ^ Midlo Hall, Gwendolyn (1992). Africans in Colonial Louisiana. Louisiana State University Press. pp. 319–320. ISBN 9780807119990. Retrieved August 3, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Speedy, Karin (1995), "Mississippi and Tèche Creole: two separate starting points for Creole in Louisiana", in Baker, P (ed.), From Contact to Creole and Beyond, London: University of Westminster Press, p. 106