- 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.
Examples from the Web for ghanaian
Ghanaian soccer player Michael Essien, who plays for AC Milan, has been the subject of what borders on fear mongering.Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases
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The jury is still out, of course, on whether oil is transforming Ghanaian lives for the better.Crude Power: The Truth About Africa's Oil Millions
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The Daily Pic: Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui makes art about manual workers (including his).The Hard Labor of African Art
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Soon afterward gunmen in Karachi wounded a Ghanaian doctor for the World Health Organization and his driver.Pakistan: Mullahs and Militants Keep Polio Alive
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It helps Ghanaian families travel into town for jobs or basic services, such as educational training and health care.Alan J. Patricof: Success in Ghana for Millennium Challenge Corporation
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- of or relating to Ghana or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Ghana
- 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)
Word Origin and History for ghanaian
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."