Ghana was also the name of an ancient kingdom in Western Africa
(About 300AD to 1200AD). The kingdom of Ghana fell and was replaced by the kingdom of Mali
, which was replaced by the kingdom of Songhai
. Ghana was most famous for the huge amounts of gold
that they traded to northern Africa
. Very few details are known about the society before they began trading as they didn't have a written language
. Most, if not all information we have about Ghana is from the perspective of traders
who wrote about the kingdom.
The modern country was named in honor of the kingdom of Ghana.