- a republic in West Africa comprising the former colonies of the Gold Coast and Ashanti, the protectorate of the Northern Territories, and the U.N. trusteeship of British Togoland: member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1957. 91,843 sq. mi. (237,873 sq. km). Capital: Accra.
- Kingdom of, a medieval W African empire extending from near the Atlantic coast almost to Timbuktu; flourished from about the 9th to 12th centuries.
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Examples from the Web for ghana
It seems like a personal one for you, since your parents are from Sierra Leone and Ghana.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle
December 6, 2014
I have not lived in these three countries, I lived in Uganda and Ghana.Meet America’s New Top Ebola Fighter
September 26, 2014
The restriction on the use of hands (decried by some soccer-objectors, including myself until we beat Ghana) is sensible.
I switched on the June 16 USA vs. Ghana World Cup match looking for things to loathe.
Anyway, USA vs. Ghana was a great game, a wonderful game, an enthralling game.
Then she saw the gold of old Ghana and the bronzes of Benin.The Upward Path
In the west the Moslems first came into touch with the Negro kingdom of Ghana.
Melle which succeeded Ghana had a shorter national life of about two hundred and fifty years.
The country appears to have formed part, successively, of the states of Ghana, Melle and Songhoi.
In the early part of the thirteenth century the prestige of Ghana began to fall before the rising Mandingan kingdom to the west.
- a republic in W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: a powerful empire from the 4th to the 13th centuries; a major source of gold and slaves for Europeans after 1471; British colony of the Gold Coast established in 1874; united with British Togoland in 1957 and became a republic and a member of the Commonwealth in 1960. Official language: English. Religions: Christian, Muslim, and animist. Currency: cedi. Capital: Accra. Pop: 25 199 609 (2013 est). Area: 238 539 sq km (92 100 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for ghana
since 1957, name of the former Gold Coast; from the name of a former tribal chieftain, whose name itself is a form of a royal title, hence, "king."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
It was colonized as the Gold Coast by Britain.
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