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ACADIE, or ACADIA

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 109 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ACADIE, or ACADIA, a name given by the French in 1603 to that part of the mainland of North America lying between the latitudes 40° and 46°. In the treaty of Utrecht (1713) the words used in transferring the French possessions to Britain were " Nova Scotia or Acadia." See Nova SCOTIA for the limits included at that date under the term.
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