Geechie is a term commonly referring to the African descendants of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia,and Senegal who reside on coastal South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Geechie people often have a thick accent referred to as Gullah
, and are commonly mistaken for Jamaicans by those who aren't familiar. Geechie people have rich culture and are increasing taking measures to preserve their heritage.
Many geechie people of Charleston, SC actively practice the art of sweetgrass basket weaving.