Definition of Acadia in English:

Acadia

proper noun

  • 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. Many later settled in Louisiana.

Pronunciation

Acadia

/əˈkādēə/ /əˈkeɪdiə/

Origin

From Acadie, the French name for Nova Scotia.