The descendants of Acadians who refused to let England gain control of what is now Nova Scotia. About 80% of the settlers wouldn't listen. They were exiled to Louisiana; the remaining 20% were given land in St. John Valley in what is now northern Maine and southern Quebec.

Ca"jun (?), n. [A corruption of Acadian.] (Ethnol.)

In Louisiana, a person reputed to be Acadian French descent.


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