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Gullah Dialect

Some examples of Gullah Geechee language as it was spoken in the 19th century:

Dem chillun binnuh nyam all we rice.

“Those children were eating all our rice.”

‘E tell’um say ‘e haffuh do’um.

“He told him that he had to do it.”

Duh him tell we say dem duh faa’muh.

“He’s the one who told us that they are farmers.”

Enty duh dem shum dey?

“Aren’t they the ones who saw him there?


Tour Highlights

  • Gullah Family Compounds
  • Old Debarkation Point
  • Old One-room School House
  • Plantation Tabby Ruins
  • First Freedom Village Historic Marker

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