Africanisms

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Africanisms refers to characteristics of African culture that can be traced through societal practices and institutions of the African diaspora.

A widely cited example is the Gullah language or Gullah dialect of the South Sea Islands off the United States' South Carolina and Georgia, which contains several words of African origin. Other examples are traditions of African Americans such as jumping the broom as a final symbol of marriage at wedding ceremonies. Other examples are the relics and observances of various traditions of Yoruba orisa worship as well as Vodou of the Fon people in the Republic of Benin (former Dahomey) and southwest Nigeria.