Dialects in the United States. Directions:. Read summaries that are provided Click to access websites when directed Answer questions that are asked on your assignment sheet. Dialects: Arthur the Rat.
Most of the Gullahs' early ancestors in what is now the United States were brought to the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry through the ports of Charleston and Savannah as slaves. Charleston was one of the most important ports in North America for the Transatlantic slave trade. Up to half of the enslaved Africans brought into what is now the United States came through that port. A great majority of the remaining flowed through Savannah, which was also active in the slave trade.http://www.beaufortsc.org/attractions-culture/gullah-history.stml
A Gullah performance at Boone Hall Plantation
Announcing the 2010 Gullah/Geechee Festival
The Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. They speak an English-based creole language containing many African loanwords and significant influences from African languages in grammar and sentence structure; Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, crafts, farming and fishing traditions, all
exhibit strong influences from West and
Central African cultures.