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The Significance of the West African Creole for Africanist and Afro-american Studies. African Affairs

by K. L. Little

Jan 1, 1948

Dr. Little originally delivered this paper at the annual general meeting of the American Anthropological Association at New York in November 1949. The term "Creole" denotes a specific group originating from the settlers of the Sierra Leone Colony, living there to-day, and who, through migration and fusion with indigenous peoples elsewhere on the West Coast, have established cultural communities of a kind similar to that in Sierra Leone.