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Aguiéne (native name) or Aguiaine (Standard French name) is the area where the Poetevin-Séntunjhaes language is spoken, in midwest France. The area is not coterminous with any modern French department or region, but is of interest to scholars as a linguistic region. "Aguiéne" is an old medieval name, derived from Latin Aquitania (but not to be confused with the modern region of Aquitaine in southwest France) and revived with the current sense by linguist Jacques Duguet in 1976.[1]

Aguiéne can be viewed on this map.

It comprises the following zones:

The main cities of Aguiéne are Poitiers, Niort, La Rochelle, Angoulême, Saintes and La Roche-sur-Yon.

Some small islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near mainland Aguiéne, include Noirmoutier, Yeu, , l'Ile d'Aix and Oléron.


  1. Duguet, Jacques (1976) “Qu'est-ce que l'Aguiaine?” Société d’études folkloriques du Centre-Ouest 10, p. 161-163.