Emory Campbell

What makes Gullah Geechee unique?

The Sea Islands on South Carolina are separated from the American mainland making it possible for the people of the region preserve their West African heritage in a foreign land. The Gullah Geechee culture reflects the African heritage in their food, the way of living and occupation of the residents.

Here are a few of the things that make the culture of the region unique:


Their language is a unique mix of African loanwords and English language making it similar sounding with the languages spoken in West Africa.


The people of the region consume rice just like their ancestors in West Africa. No meal is complete without it.


The people of the region still hold on to their age-old traditions like painting the porch ceilings in haint blue to ward off evil spirits. The narrative told by the natives of the region is quite similar to the stories told in the West African countries with minor changes.

The unique culture of the region is something to be experienced. You can get in touch with Gullah Heritage Trail Tours for arranging an enriching tour to experience the Gullah Geechee culture. Visit http://gullaheritage.com or call 1-843-681-7066 to know more.

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