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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  • Gullah — The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Low Country region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. Historically, the Gullah region once extended north to the Cape Fear area on the coast… …   Wikipedia

  • Gullah — Distribución histórica de Gullah. Gullah es un idioma criollo hablado en la región del País bajo de Carolina del Sur y principalmente en los Sea Islands por Afroamericanos. Es una mezcla de idiomas africanos como wólof y ewé con el inglés. Antes… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gullah — /gul euh/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • Gullah — La région d implantation des Gullah s étendait originellement du Sud Est de la Caroline du Nord au Nord Est de la Floride. Les Gullah ou Geechee sont des Afro Américains qui vivent dans la région des îles et plaines côtières de Caroline du Sud et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gullah — 1. adjective Pertaining to the language and culture of a group of islands off the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia in the United States. The music of George Gershwin’s Porgie and Bess was inspired in part by Gullah shouts . 2. noun A …   Wiktionary

  • Gullah — n. population of African Americans living in the islands and coastal region of South Carolina and Georgia and northeastern Florida (USA) n. language spoken by the Gullah people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gullah — [ gʌlə] noun (plural same or Gullahs) 1》 a member of a black people living on the coast of South Carolina and nearby islands. 2》 the Creole language of the Gullah, having an English base with West African elements. Origin perh. a shortening of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gullah — /ˈgʌlə/ (say guluh) noun 1. an African people settled as slaves on the Sea Islands and coastal region of Georgia and South Carolina, US. 2. (plural Gullah or Gullahs) a member of this people. 3. the creolised English spoken by this people; Sea… …  

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