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A native or inhabitant of Acarnania, an ancient region of north-west Greece bordering the Ionian Sea.
Of or belonging to Acarnania or its inhabitants.
Mid 16th century. From classical Latin Acarnānia and its etymon ancient Greek Ακαρνανία Acarnania + -an. Originally after Middle French Acarnanien.
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