5 Facts You May Not Know About Ghana!

5 Facts You May Not Know About Ghana!

1. Cocoa is considered a mainstay of economy in Ghana.
Cocoa AKA “black gold” was considered so rare and expensive at one time that only Inca and Aztec Royalty were permitted to eat it, at one point even forbidden for commoners to cultivate. Switzerland got a name for themselves for finest chocolate, however they first discovered cocoa in Ghana and stole the crops to plant on there own land.

2. The currency used in Ghana is called Cedi.
The word “Cedi” is from the Akan word for Crowley Shell. The Crowley Shell was actually used as currency at one time.

3. The official language of Ghana is English along with other African languages.
English is the official language, however there are nine languages that the government speaks, Akan, Ewe, Dagomba (Dagbani), Dangme, Dagaare, Ga, Nzema, Gonja, and Kasem.Akan has two literary dialects, Twi and Fante.

4. Ghana is divided into small groups that together speak more than 50 languages.
The number of individual languages listed for Ghana is 81. All are living languages. Of these, 16 are institutional, 43 are developing, 15 are vigorous, and 7 are in trouble.

5. Ghana has a population of 25 million people in 2012.
In 2012 there was 51% females and 49% males. The population is divided into about 75 ethnic groups, the biggest ethnic group being Akran at 47.5%.

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