[ guhl-uh ]
/ ˈgʌl ə /


a member of a population of black Americans inhabiting the Sea Islands and the coastal regions of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeastern Florida.
a creolized form of English spoken by the Gullahs, containing many words and grammatical features derived from African languages.

Origin of Gullah

1730–40; of uncertain origin; variously identified with Angola or the Gola, a Liberian ethnic group Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gullah

/ (ˈɡʌlə) /


plural -lahs or -lah a member of a Negroid people living on the Sea Islands or in the coastal regions of South Carolina, Georgia, and NE Florida
the creolized English spoken by these people
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