Gullah



[guhl-uh] /ˈgʌl ə/

noun
1.
a member of a population of black Americans inhabiting the Sea Islands and the coastal regions of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeastern Florida.
2.
a creolized form of English spoken by the Gullahs, containing many words and grammatical features derived from African languages.
/ˈɡʌlə/
noun
1.
(pl) -lahs, -lah. a member of a Negroid people living on the Sea Islands or in the coastal regions of South Carolina, Georgia, and NE Florida
2.
the creolized English spoken by these people

“of or pertaining to blacks on the sea-islands of Georgia and South Carolina,” 1739 (first attested as a male slave’s proper name), of uncertain origin. Early 19c. folk etymology made it a shortening of Angola (homeland of many slaves) or traced it to a W. African tribal group called the Golas.

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