Ghana

geographical name
Gha·​na | \ ˈgä-nə How to pronounce Ghana (audio) , ˈga- \

Definition of Ghana

1 or Gana ancient empire of western Africa in what is now western Mali; flourished in the 4th–13th centuries
2 country of western Africa bordering on the Gulf of Guinea; a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Accra area 92,098 square miles (238,533 square kilometers), population 28,102,000

Note: Ghana was formerly a British territory called the Gold Coast, which comprised the Gold Coast Colony, Ashanti, the Northern Territories, and British Togoland trust territory. It gained its independence in 1957.

Other Words from Ghana

Ghanaian \ gä-​ˈnā-​ən How to pronounce Ghana (audio) , ga-​ , -​ˈnī-​ən \ adjective or noun
Ghanian \ ˈgä-​nē-​ən How to pronounce Ghana (audio) , ˈga-​ , -​nyən \ adjective or noun

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“Ghana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ghana. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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