- the wood of a sapele.
Origin of accra
- a seaport in and the capital of Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea.
- 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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Contemporary Examples of accra
Jack has come back to the city of Accra to live after many trips to and from Ireland since the war.Sebastian Barry’s Quarrel With Irish History
May 7, 2014
Arik Air offers direct flights from New York to Lagos, on to growing business hubs Accra, Luanda, and Johannesburg.Africa Is Rising: Inside the Continent’s Great Economic Leap
January 6, 2013
Built with bipartisan support, what opened in the Ghanaian capital of Accra is no ordinary highway.Alan J. Patricof: Success in Ghana for Millennium Challenge Corporation
Alan J. Patricof
March 7, 2012
In 2003, she was the youngest member of the sit-ins for peace held in Accra, Ghana.My Drive to Save African Sex Workers
May 11, 2010
Historical Examples of accra
Now, I think it is about time we hove anchor and said good-bye to Accra.
On 24th of May we embarked, the ship dropped with the current to Accra, and then sailed for Barbados.
It is mentioned above that on the Gold Coast cacao is brought down to Accra as head-loads, or in barrels, or in motor-lorries.Cocoa and Chocolate
Arthur W. Knapp
A visit to Accra occupied two days, and a similar time to return.
When we got our complement of Krumen on board, we proceeded down Coast with the intention of calling off Accra.
- the capital of Ghana, a port on the Gulf of Guinea: built on the site of three 17th-century trading fortresses founded by the English, Dutch, and Danish. Pop: 1 970 000 (2005 est)
- 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 accra
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."