Definition of Acadian French in English:

Acadian French

Pronunciation /əˌkeɪdɪən ˈfrɛn(t)ʃ/


  • 1The French population inhabiting Acadia; their descendants, especially those living in the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

  • 2The dialect of French spoken in the Maritime Provinces of Canada or in Louisiana.


  • Of, relating to, or designating the French population of Acadia or the Maritime Provinces or their dialect of French.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Oldmixon (d. 1742), historian and political pamphleteer. From Acadian + French.