Definition of Nova Scotia in English:

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Nova Scotia

Pronunciation: /ˌnōvə ˈskōSHə/
1A peninsula on the southeastern coast of Canada that projects into the Atlantic Ocean and separates the Bay of Fundy from the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
2A province in eastern Canada that consists of the Nova Scotia peninsula and adjoining Cape Breton Island; population 913,462 (2006); capital, Halifax. Settled as Acadia by the French in the early 18th century, it changed hands several times before being awarded to Britain in 1713. It became one of the original four provinces in the Dominion of Canada in 1867.

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Syllabification: No·va Sco·tia

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