Question: When did Portuguese came to Ghana?

The most momentous discovery in western Africa, however, came in 1471, when Portuguese captains first reached the coast of modern Ghana between the mouths of the Ankobra and Volta rivers.

Why did the Portuguese came to Ghana?

The advent of Portuguese explorers on the Fanti coast in 1471 marked the beginning of European contact with the Gold Coast. Initially Europeans were attracted to the coast of today’s Ghana because of her enormous mineral wealth, which earned it the name of the “Gold Coast”.

Where did Ghana originate from?

The Ghanaian people are a nation originating in the Ghanaian Gold Coast. Ghanaians predominantly inhabit the republic of Ghana, and are the predominant cultural group and residents of Ghana, numbering 20 million people as of 2013.

Ghanaian people.

Total population
New Zealand 277 (2007)
Russia 200 (2011)
Romania 90
Languages

Did the Portuguese colonize Ghana?

The most momentous discovery in western Africa, however, came in 1471, when Portuguese captains first reached the coast of modern Ghana between the mouths of the Ankobra and Volta rivers.

What are the negative effects of colonialism in Africa?

Some of the negative impacts that are associated with colonization include; degradation of natural resources, capitalist, urbanization, introduction of foreign diseases to livestock and humans. Change of the social systems of living.

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