[ gah-nuh, gan-uh ]
/ ˈgɑ nə, ˈgæn ə /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM GhanaGha·na·ian, Gha·ni·an [gah-nee-uhn, gan-ee-], /ˈgɑ ni ən, ˈgæn i-/, noun, adjectivepro-Ghana, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Ghana
/ (ˈɡɑːnə) /
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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Cultural definitions for Ghana
[ (gah-nuh) ]
notes for Ghana
It was colonized as the Gold Coast by Britain.
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