Gullah-Geechee

Gullah-Geechee (proper noun)The Gullah and Geechee people inhabit lands stretching from the coastal sea islands of southern North Carolina to northern Florida and are known for their distinctive African-American culture. The term Gullah refers generally to the people of West African descent living in coastal South Carolina, while the term Geechee is applied to individuals of the same culture located in Georgia and northern Florida.  Strong African links have been discovered in their language, religion, cultivation techniques, food, arts and crafts, music and dance.  Since the Sea Islands are separated from the mainland of the United States, the Gullah and Geechee peoples have been able to preserve more of their African traditions and customs than any other African-American community in the United States.

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