Overview of Ghana
In the early thirteenth century, Ghana was flourishing in gold, therefore people
all around the world came to find it. Through trade and travel, Ghanaians were able
to create economic and cultural exchanges with the ancient Sudanese kingdoms during
the time. Trade provided the ancient Ghanaians with the ability to develop larger
villages, as well as focus on agriculture, domesticated animals and gold. The trans-Saharan
trade stimulated the development of early states in modern Ghana, including the
Mole-Dagbani, states of Mamprusi, Dagomba, and Gonja and the main Akan states of
the Fante and Asante. Especially the North, the spread of activities of merchants
and clerics, also grew during this era, was influenced by Islamic influences.
Key Note: People did incorporate many aspects
of Islam into their own beliefs, but didn't by no means supplanted indigenous beliefs
This information was taken from CCofG "page 19."