Geechee commonly refers to a person of white descent whose family has long roots in the South Carolina lowcountry, mostly between Beaufort and Georgetown; centered around Charleston. They speak "Geechee" which is a heavily accented dialect of English with Gullah influences.
Beanyeah (Been here) = is the Geechee term for someone who has lived here all of their life and their family is also from here.
Cumyeah (Come hear)= is the Geechee term for someone who moved here recently (as in any time after they were born.)
Boat in Geechee is pronounced boe-at with two syllables.
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