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.
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