In 1764, a few Acadians, whose ancestors had settled the province of Acadia or Nova Scotia, arrived in the colony, and a few settled on the German Coast. However, the great Acadian migration to Louisiana started in 1765, when most settled above the German Coast on what would come to be called the Acadian Coast (St. James Parish). The Louisiana colony attracted the Acadians because of the French influence that affected the religion, tradition, and language of the region.
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