Origin of Gullah
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Historical Examples of gullah
(in her deep feeling and excitement she lapsed into Gullah).Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2
Works Projects Administration
This is simply "gullah" negro talk intended to be unintelligible, and therefore impressive.Nights With Uncle Remus
Joel Chandler Harris
Gullah Jack eluded the search of the police until July 5th, when he too was struck by the huge slave asp.
Gullah Jack was regarded as a sorcerer, and as such feared by the natives of Africa, who believe in witchcraft.
Ten days later Gullah Jack suffered death on the gallows also.
"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.