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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.
The French territory called Acadie extended into present-day New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Maine, and even parts of Québec.
There were six colonial wars in a 74-year period in which British interests tried to capture Acadia, starting with King William's War in 1689.
Although Acadian settlers remained neutral during the decades of conflict, the British expelled them in 1755 and torched their homes.
See Acadia - Wikipedia

Story in National Geographic News Service about Fort Pentagoet where Nicolas Babineau was stationed according to some sources. It was adjacent to what is now Acadia National Park.

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.

Source: Nova Scotia -- History and Culture | iExplore

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last updated 11 Jan 2007