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ˈgʌl əgul·lah

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  1. Gullahadjective

    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. Gullahnoun

    A creole of English and various African languages spoken on a group of islands off the southern coast of the United States.

    Gullah has been spoken continuously since before the Civil War.


  1. Gullah

    The Gullah are the descendants of slaves who live in the Lowcountry region of the US states of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. Historically, the Gullah region extended from the Cape Fear area on the coast of North Carolina south to the vicinity of Jacksonville on the coast of Florida; but today the Gullah area is confined to the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. The Gullah people and their language are also called Geechee, which some scholars speculate is related to the Ogeechee River near Savannah, Georgia. The term "Geechee" is an emic term used by speakers. "Gullah" is a term that was originally used to designate the language spoken by Gullah and Geechee people, but over time it has become a way for speakers to formally identify both their language and themselves as a distinctive group of people. The Georgia communities further identify themselves as either "Saltwater Geechee" or "Freshwater Geechee" depending on their proximity to the coast. The Gullah have preserved much of their African linguistic and cultural heritage. They speak an English-based creole language containing many African loanwords and significant influences from African languages in grammar and sentence structure. Properly referred to as "Sea Island Creole," the Gullah language is related to Jamaican Patois, Barbadian Dialect, Bahamian Dialect, Belizean Creole and the Krio language of Sierra Leone in West Africa. Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, crafts, farming and fishing traditions all exhibit strong influences from West and Central African cultures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gullah in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gullah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Gullah in a Sentence

  1. Marquetta Goodwine:

    I think it's excellent that finally they're recognizing that we do exist on this coastline, and that if you are going to talk about so-called minority issues in America, you have to begin with the minority that built America, which are the Gullah Geechee, i hope this is really just going to, literally, going to open a floodgate of all of them paying attention to the fact that we exist and that our votes do matter.

  2. Chieftess Queen Quet:

    The Gullah/Geechee Nation is The Gullah/Geechee Nation, it is as tightly knit as a sweet grass basket that's sewn together and as tightly knit as a cast net is sewn together -- there's strength in it and that means if you pull on it, you can't just get it to break apart.

  3. Sara Daise:

    The Gullah Geechee people were not afraid to die, but that doesn't mean they wanted to, they wanted to live.

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