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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.
nFrench name: Acadie
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
A•ca•di•a(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.