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(ˌæk ərˈneɪ ni ə, -ˈneɪn yə)

a coastal region in W central Greece, on the Ionian Sea.
Ac`ar•na′ni•an, adj., n.
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(40) Occupation of the former island ensured the security of the Saronic Gulf, and control of the latter helped secure a base off the west coast of the Peloponnese and Acarnania.
Among the topics are Alexander the Great's confidence in his physician Philip of Acarnania, Maimonides, Ambrose Pare as an apprentice barber-surgeon in a busy shop in Paris, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Henry Huxley, Dieflafoy with his assistants and students during a lecture at the Hftel-Dieu, and the Eagle simulator for training anesthesia students at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
And even to the present day the Thracians, Illyrians, and Epeirotes live on the flanks of the Greeks (though this was still more the case formerly than now); indeed most of the country that at the present time is indisputably Greece is held by the barbarians - Macedonia and certain parts of Thessaly by the Thracians, and the parts above Acarnania and Aetolia by the Threspoti, the Cassopaei, the Amphilochi, the Molossi, and the Athamanes -- Epeirotic tribes.(5)