Definition of Ghana in English:

Ghana

Line breaks: Ghana
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːnə
 
/
A country of West Africa, with its southern coastline bordering on the Atlantic Ocean; population 23,887,800 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), West African languages; capital, Accra. Former name (until 1957) Gold Coast.

Formerly a centre of the slave trade, the area became the British colony of Gold Coast in 1874. In 1957 it was the first British colony to gain independence as a member of the Commonwealth, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah

Derivatives

Ghanaian

Pronunciation: /ɡɑːˈneɪən/
adjective & noun
More example sentences
  • Many Ghanaians can no longer afford the cost of clean drinking water, and according to the country's Ministry of Health 70% of all disease in the country is water related.
  • A recent poll shows Ghanaians are more optimistic than most Africans about their future prospects.
  • It was the name and logo of two short-lived Ghanaian periodicals.

Definition of Ghana in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude