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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.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; of uncertain origin; variously identified with Angola or the Gola, a Liberian ethnic group
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British Dictionary definitions for Gullah

Gullah

/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
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Word Origin and History for Gullah

"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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