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Gee·chee

(gē′chē)
n. Coastal South Carolina and Georgia
1.
a. The Gullah creole.
b. A speaker of Gullah.
2. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a person who speaks a nonstandard local dialect, as in Savannah, Georgia, or Charleston, South Carolina.

[Perhaps after the Ogeeche River (around which some Gullah communities live) or perhaps from Kissi (Atlantic Niger-Congo language of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone) kìsì-, ethnic self-designation of the Kissi people (as in kìsìéí, the Kissi language).]

geechee

(ˈɡiːtʃiː)
n
1. (Languages) a dialect combining elements of English and native African languages, originally spoken by Black slaves in the area of the Ogeechee river in the south of the USA
2. (Languages) a person who speaks this dialect
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Speakers at the closing session include Chieftess Queen Quet, of the Gullah/ Geechee Nation, who is an artist, activist and founder of the Gullah/Geechee Saving Environmental Actions & Marine Environment program, and Kimberly Wasserman-Nieto, director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, who was instrumental in leading the passage of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance that resulted in the closing of the Crawford and Fisk coal-fired power plants.
com)-- The Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival will hold its second annual Live Screening Event - October 20th - 21st, 2017.
The story is sourced among the Gullah people, or the Saltwater Geechee people, black Africans brought to America from Angola.
Even more galvanic was the AME churches--where my grandmother, a Geechee from the Sea Islands of South Carolina--was a spiritual leader.
Fralix said Wilson Construction will improve Jamison Court in Islandton, Browntown Lane and two other roads intersecting Browntown Lane in Hendersonville, the four Jacksonboro Cemetery Roads and portions of Bama Road and Geechee Club Road in Cottageville.
JW: One response to the area and its history is linguistics professor Thomas Klein's work with the Gullah Geechee populations on the Sea Islands --St.
Voodoo or Geechee, in other words, this Macbeth is red hot.
The remaining participants only offered their ethnic heritages that included European (Irish, German, Scotch Irish, Southern Italian, Swedish, Hungarian), African, Geechee, Cherokee, and Goan.
Standing on the water's edge, Sassafrass announces her desire to be a conjure woman, and she is met by the seafarer's incredulity: "you awready a geechee / how much more magic you want?
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These include dialects of regions of the United States--that spoken in the south, the Appalachian region, New Orleans, as well as the dialect employed in Porgy and Bess, which is called Gullah or Geechee.
Award-winning playwright, novelist and poet Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo: A Novel) and ubiquitous tenor sax legend David Murray (World Saxophone Quartet) revisit their collaborations and friendship of the past 30 years in poems covering everything from lamenting meditations on love ("These Kisses Are Fine") to a whirlwind musical blood memorization ("Third Generation Geechee Myth For John Purcell") that capture the energy of their recent live performances.