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A region and former French colony of eastern Canada, chiefly in Nova Scotia but also including Prince Edward Island and the coastal area from the St. Lawrence River south into Maine. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763) many Acadians migrated or were deported by the British to southern territories, including Louisiana, where their descendants came to be known as Cajuns.
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1. (Placename)
a. the Atlantic Provinces of Canada
b. the French-speaking areas of these provinces
2. (Placename) (formerly) a French colony in the present-day Atlantic Provinces: ceded to Britain in 1713
French name: Acadie
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(əˈkeɪ di ə)

a region and former French colony on the N Atlantic coast of North America, including the present Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, and part of Maine: ceded to the British 1713.
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Noun1.Acadia - the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime ProvincesAcadia - the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Canadian Maritime Provinces, Maritime Provinces, Maritimes - the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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In 1644 it was highly honored; for Governor Endicott sat in it when he gave audience to an ambassador from the French governor of Acadia, or Nova Scotia.
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