This term is also used to refer to language, customs, or other cultural manifestations that remained intact in the culture of enslaved Africans after their forced emigration elsewhere.

The most famous examples can be found in the Gullah culture of the Southern coast of the United States. Gullah people still speak the common language of the Rice Coast of Africa, use the same methods of cultivating rice, and weave baskets nearly identical to their African counterparts.

Af"ri*can*ism (#), n.

A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans.

"The knotty Africanisms . . . of the fathers."

Milton.

 

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