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The Gullah language developed because the slaves of the coastal Carolinas and Georgia needed a way to communicate with each other. They had been torn from various parts of West Africa and various languages. They never learned proper English. The Gullah language developed following the pattern used by all such Creoles.

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What factors might have lived enslaved people to develop a language such as gullah?

Gullah developed over time. It used English and African words. This helped slaves speak to each other without worrying about others overhearing.

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white landowners stayed away from Gullah areas.

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