The culture may have been most visible in the Black Seminole towns, which bore the stamp of their African origins. By John Horse's youth, maroons had established more than a dozen settlements in Florida where they maintained a distinct cultural identity. Place names like Mulatto Girl's Town, Piliklakaha, and Buckra Woman's Town* all revealed a strong black influence. Maroons are also believed to have named the Suwannee River from an African phrase
nsub-wanyi, Bantu for "my house, my home."
Mulroy 19-26, Rivers 197.
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*Buckra was an African-derived term of disparagement for a white owner. Mulroy traces Piliklahaha to the Kongo.