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Nova Scotia

[noh-vuh skoh-shuh] /ˈnoʊ və ˈskoʊ ʃə/
noun
1.
a peninsula and province in SE Canada: once a part of the French province of Acadia. 21,068 sq. mi. (54,565 sq. km).
Capital: Halifax.
2.
Informal. Nova Scotia salmon.
Related forms
Nova Scotian, adjective, noun
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Nova Scotian

/ˈnəʊvə ˈskəʊʃən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia
adjective
2.
of or relating to Nova Scotia or its inhabitants

Nova Scotia

/ˈnəʊvə ˈskəʊʃə/
noun
1.
a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
2.
a province of E Canada, consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island: first settled by the French as Acadia. Capital: Halifax. Pop: 936 960 (2004 est). Area: 52 841 sq km (20 402 sq miles)
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Nova Scotia definition


Province in eastern Canada, including a peninsula to the east of New Brunswick and Cape Breton Island, as well as several smaller adjacent islands. With New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia makes up the Maritime Provinces. Halifax is its capital and largest city.

Note: French settlers, who called the area Acadia, were expelled by the British in the 1750s. Many of the exiled Acadians settled in Louisiana and became the ancestors of today's Cajuns.
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