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Marriage Practices: Ghana
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Islam in Ghana, especially in the northern parts, dates to the fifteenth century (Stewart 1965, Nehemia 1968, Hiskett 1980, 1984, Clarke 1982, Wilks 1989, Weiss 2008). Since then, Islam has been a major religion in Ghana. It is the second-largest religion in Ghana (only Christianity is larger); as of 2010, 17 percent of the population were Muslim (Nyarko 2012). Ghanaian Muslims…

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Fulera Issaka-Toure, “Marriage Practices: Ghana”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002146>
First published online: 2018

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