Culture – Gullah Dialect

The language of Gullah is a mixture of English with West African to form a unique Sea Island Creole language. Unlike English, Gullah dispenses with prepositions, conjunctions, adjectives, and adverbs, which are principles that link sentences together. Instead, the sentences are short, abrupt, and loosely strung together. Little importance is placed on when an action took place. Instead, the mood and action are emphasized. This speech pattern is common in the West African Languages of the Mandinka, Ibo, Yoruba, and others.



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