Descendants, according to Webster's dictionary, are individuals "proceeding from an ancestor in any degree." Descendants of the Acadian exiles are presently scattered throughout the globe. The Acadian population worldwide is thought to be 750,000 to 1,000,000. The largest communities are found in New Brunwick (350,000) and Louisiana (500,000). Smaller communities are found in France, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New England, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Iles de la Madeleine, Texas, California, Georgia, and Florida.

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