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Acadia was a French colony in North America which covered todays Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, part of New Brunswick and Quebec Canada and Maine
The French were expelled from the southern area by the British in 1755.
33% of the people in New Brunswick today speak French and English,. 9% speak French only.
It was the French who established the first permanent European settlement, Port Royal, in 1605.
About New Brunswick and Nova Scotia:
In the 1867 three colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one federation called the Dominion of Canada What had formerly been called the Province of Canada was divided into the two provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Most of the people in the province named 'New Scotland' have Gaelic ancestry, but Nova Scotia also contains strong Mi'kmaq, French Acadian, and even African cultural influences. All of Nova Scotia's four founding cultures share a love of music, family, history, and celebration.