Gullah

noun
Gul·​lah | \ ˈgə-lə How to pronounce Gullah (audio) \

Definition of Gullah

1 : a member of a group of Black people inhabiting the sea islands and coastal districts of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeastern Florida
2 : an English-based creole spoken by the Gullahs that is marked by vocabulary and grammatical elements from various African languages

First Known Use of Gullah

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

18 May 2021

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“Gullah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gullah. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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