Gola people

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For the tribe in Pakistan and India, see Gola (tribe).

The Gola or Gula are a tribal people living in western Liberia. The Gola language is an isolate within the Niger–Congo language family; in 1991 it was spoken by 107,000 people.

Charles Taylor, who ruled Liberia between 1997 and 2003, is of mixed Gola and Americo-Liberian ancestry.[1]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's president, is of mixed Gola, Kru and German ancestry.[2][3]

The name Gola is a possible source for the name of the Gullah, a people of African origin living on the islands and coastal regions of Georgia and South Carolina, in the southeastern United States.