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I'm aware of the existence of the Chiac dialect, but I don't know much about it. Could someone please explain how prevalent it is, and how it differs from other French dialects?

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I heard people talk Chiac in New-Brunswick but I won't even try to explain anything about it as I had hard times understanding what people where saying, while I'm fluent french and québecois ;) – LudoMC Sep 1 '11 at 17:01
@LudoMC since you're the closest, please go back there and make a full investigation, thanks! – Joubarc Sep 2 '11 at 13:44
@Joubarc I'm living in Monaco, so 6 000 kms from Chiac speaking people! I just go in QC/NB at least once a year for 20 yrs :) – LudoMC Sep 2 '11 at 16:27
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Wikipedia. It seems to be a recent creole of French and English in use in a specific region of Canada, and totally unknown where I am.

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This specific region is in the atlantic's provinces (New Brunswick, Price Edward Island and Nova Scotia)... – climenole Sep 7 '12 at 18:27

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