Definition of Ghana from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

a country in West Africa. It was part of the British Empire from 1874, when it was called the Gold Coast, until 1957, when it was one of the first African countries to become independent. It is a member of the Commonwealth, and many Ghanaian people now live in Britain. The capital city is Accra. See related entries: Countries and continents
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Ghana