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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.


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


(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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My father had a lot of books in his library, such as 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' 'Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie,' 'Noli Me Tangere,' 'El Filibusterismo' and the Holy Bible.
Un tunisien "converti au christianisme" depuis ses 18 ans selon ses dires, et actuellement age de 33 ans, a pris refuge dans une eglise de Shediac, au Quebec, afin d'eviter d'etre expulse en Tunisie, rapporte le journal Acadie Nouvelle.
Nile-- the Mississippi, and erected Acadie among green magnolia.
Dorvil (dir), Desinstitutionnalisation psychiatrique en Acadie, en Ontario francophone et au Quebec, 1930-2013.
Longfellow's epic poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie (1847), a work that historian Naomi Griffiths found "was the most powerful cultural tool available to those constructing an Acadian identity.
A native of Acadie, or rural New Brunswick, La Sagouine is a cleaning woman, and former prostitute, in her 70s.
9) Beamish Murdoch, A History of Nova-Scotia or Acadie, Halifax, James Bames, 1867, vol.
Luttes et tensions autour de la valeur des langues officielles et du bilinguisme en Acadie, Canada
L'education en Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick : une voie vers l'autosuffisance linguistique et culturelle.
Maillet, in her 1980 study Rabelais et les traditions populaires en Acadie, records that "the list had risen to 4,397 by 1763, distributed as follows: Boston, 1,043; Connecticut, 666; New York, 249; Maryland, 810; Pennsylvania, 383; South Carolina, 280; Georgia, 185; Halifax, 694; Riviere St-Jean, 87.
La gouvernance communautaire en francophonie canadienne s'est instituee dans le contexte des activites et des interventions des organismes et institutions francophones crees a partir de la fin du 19e siecle en Acadie et au debut du 20e siecle en Ontario et dans l'Ouest canadien, afin de promouvoir les besoins et les interets des francophones aupres des gouvernements federal et provinciaux.
Additionally, both Houghton, Mifflin and Way & Williams included Chopin's Companion tales in her two hardbound collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897), with no regard for where the stories first appeared in print (Toth, Kate Chopin 225-29, 299-305).