Can Social Media Save Endangered Languages?
Still picture from Geechee Experience viral video "Geechee 101".
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Facebook video titled “Geechee 101” is helping keep the Geechee language alive. It has racked up over 370,000 plus views, reached over 1 million people and views are still climbing. Geechee is a variation of the Gullah language. Gullah is an English based creole language that was developed by enslaved Africans living in coastal regions of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Gullah is mainly spoken on the islands by elders and is on the verge of extinction. The Geechee language is spoken more by Gullah and Geechee people across generations. Geechee Experience hopes by sharing their culture with the world, they can prevent their language from dying.
Geechee Experience is a cultural platform that was created by Geechee millennials on a mission to preserve their culture and language.
For information about Geechee Experience or Geechee language visit their website www.GeecheeExperience.com
Below is Geechee Experience, “Geechee 101” video