Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche
ACADIAN WORDS

Désiré d'Eon, founder of the local French newspaper, "Le Petit Courrier" spent many years researching old words which were used by the Acadian people of this region of Nova Scotia.  On this page you will find a small sample of these words.

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(Note: Words and definitions are in French only)

Old Acadian Words

- Abriller
- Aiguiser
- Ajeuve
- Asteur
- Attoquer (s')
- Bagouler
- Basir
- Begou
- Berlicoco
- Chacoter
- Comprenure
- Cri (aller)
- Deparler
- Derbu
- Désabrier (se)
- Échine
- Éloèse
- Foudreil
- Gadelle
- Galance
- Garrocher
- Grafigner
- Hachouillé
- Hâcre
- Itou
- Lumelle
- Mouiller
- Pigouiller
- Ricasser
- Zire (faire)

You can find more old words at the
Digital Archives of the Argyle District Acadians

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