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Beaubassin

This term identifies important place names in pre-dispersal Nova Scotia and in post-dispersal Louisiana. ...

belle soeur

This French term can mean either sister-in-law or stepsister.

belle-mère

This French term can mean either mother-in-law or stepmother.

belle-soeur

This term can mean either stepsister or sister-inlaw.

bis

When these letters follow a number in a citation, the expression means that the page number is mistakenly repeated in the pagination of the collection's folios.

bousillage

A mixture of mud and moss (and sometimes horse hair or deer hair) used as an infill material in the walls of Acadian and Creoles homes. ...

Côte Gelée

Early Acadian settlement in the vicinity of present-day Broussard, Louisiana. ...

ca.

circa, around

Cabannocé

Colonial administrative district encompassingpresent-day St. James Parish

Cajun

An English corruption of the term Acadian. ...

Canceau, Campseau

Canso

Canso

Early Acadian fishing village in northeastern Nova Scotia.

Cap Lomeron

Present-day Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Cap Neigre

Camp Negro

Cape Breton Island

Island off the northeastern coast of Nova Scotia.

Chaleur Bay / Baie des Chaleurs

Body of water dividing northern New Brunswick from the Gaspé Peninsula.

Chebouctou

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chedabouctou, Shedabouctou

Guysboro, Nova Scotia

Chicot Noir

Acadian settlement in the vicinity of present-day Jeanerette, Louisiana.

Chignecto

A loose pre-dispersal regional designation for the area between the Maccan, Nappan, and Hébert rivers on the east and the Shepody and Petitcodiac rivers on the west.

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