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Acadia

The descendants of the Arcadians settled in Lousiana and became known as Cajuns.

Origin

  • french: A place name from the French Acadie, for French-settled lands bordering the Atlantic in Canada and North America. Named by Giovanni da Verrazzano after a secluded, mountainous region in Greece that was known as a "refuge" or "idyllic place."

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Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 4

International Variations

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