A former French colony established in 1604 in the territory that now includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island in Canada. Contested by France and Britain, it was ceded to Britain in 1763, and many French Acadians were deported to other parts of North America, especially Louisiana.
from Acadie, the French name for what became (chiefly) Nova Scotia.
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