Definitions for acadianəˈkeɪ di ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Acadian(noun)

    an early French settler in the Maritimes

Wiktionary

  1. Acadian(Noun)

    A native of Acadia.

  2. Acadian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Acadia, its people, or their language or culture.

  3. Acadian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the Acadian epoch.

  4. Acadian(ProperNoun)

    Acadian French: the form of French spoken in Acadia.

    In many places, Acadian has been supplanted by English and by Standard French.

  5. Acadian(ProperNoun)

    Acadian epoch: the Middle Cambrian.

    The Burgess Shale contains fossils of very odd organisms that lived during the Acadian.

  6. Origin: * First attested in 1705.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acadian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Acadie, or Nova Scotia

  2. Acadian(noun)

    a native of Acadie

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Acadian

    a-kā′di-an, adj. of or native to Nova Scotia, Acadia being the name given to the country by the first French settlers in 1604.

Freebase

  1. Acadians

    The Acadians are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia, some of whom are also Metis. The colony was located in what is now Eastern Canada's Maritime provinces, as well as part of Quebec, and present-day Maine to the Kennebec River. Although today most of the Acadians and Québécois are French speaking Canadians, Acadia was a distinctly separate colony of New France. It was geographically and administratively separate from the French colony of Canada. As a result, the Acadians and Québécois developed two distinct histories and cultures. They also developed a slightly different French language. France has one official language and to accomplish this they have an administration in charge of the language. Since the Acadians were separated from this council, their French language evolved independently, and Acadians retain several elements of 17th-century French that have been lost in France. The settlers whose descendants became Acadians came from "all the regions of France but coming predominantly directly from the cities".

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acadian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acadian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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