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 92,100 square miles (238,539 square kilometers), population 24,658,823

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

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