Known as Gullah in the Carolinas, and Geechee in Florida and Georgia, it's a multi-faceted language that blends African tribal dialects with mainly pre-20th Century English.
It's also a coherent culture that melds African village life with the very different surroundings of colonial America, and the forced indignities of plantation slavery.
It has existed on America's south-east coast ever since the first slave ships began arriving.
Last year, Congress passed laws identifying the corridor, and established a budget of $10m, for the nurturing and promotion of Gullah-Geechee sites all along the coast.
Whoo hoo for preservation of their culture, unique and very special. (Crossposted to southernwitch and rootworkers)