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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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L'etude de Volpe contribue a jeter un nouveau regard sur le role qu'a pu jouer un certain catholicisme dans l'avenement de la modernite en Acadie.
144) Lauraine Leger, Les sanctions populaires en Acadie : region du comte de Kent, Montreal, Lemeac, 1978 [Leger].
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.
Ezol learns to read English in the Good Land Indian Orphanage, and one of the works which is of particular meaning to her is Longfellow's Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie.
LeBlanc elargit le questionnement du role de cette instance a partir cl'une analyse des interventions commemoratives qu'elle a conduites en Acadie.
His second residency began in 1991 at the Acadie club in south Italy where he was exposed to prominent Italian DJs who helped him expand his scope and talents.
In a five-part miniseries starting Sunday on Channel 28, Bruce Andrews will host his own production of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, "Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.
ONCE, THE FRENCH COLONY of Acadie ranged across what are now the Maritime provinces and present-day Maine; its first settlements are the earliest instances of a permanent French presence in North America.
from the library of William Inglis Morse," including Patrick Campbell's Travels in the Interior Inhabited Parts of North America (Edinburgh, 1793), Haliburton's The Bubbles of Canada (London, 1839), and Acadie, or, Seven Years' Explorations in British America by Sir James E.
La fete est celebree egalement a Cheticamp, en Acadie.