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A state of west-central India on the Malabar Coast. Formerly a Portuguese colony (1510-1961), it was annexed by India in 1962 and formed a constituent part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu until 1987.

Go′an, Go′a·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.


A brownish-gray gazelle (Procapra picticaudata) native to the Tibetan Plateau, having a short tail with a black tip and backward-curving horns in the male. Also called Tibetan gazelle.

[Tibetan dgoba.]


(Animals) a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, inhabiting the plains of the Tibetan plateau, having a brownish-grey coat and backward-curving horns
[C19: from Tibetan dgoba]


(Placename) a state on the W coast of India: a Portuguese overseas territory from 1510 until annexed by India in 1961. Capital: Panjim (or Panaji). Pop: 1 343 998 (2001). Area: 3702 sq km (1430 sq miles)


(ˈgoʊ ə)

n., pl. go•as.
a Tibetan gazelle, Procapra picticaudata.
[1840–50; < Tibetan gowa (sp. dgo ba)]


(ˈgoʊ ə)

a state in SW India, on the Arabian Sea: formerly a part of Portuguese India; then part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu (1961–87). 1,169,763; 1429 sq. mi. (3702 sq. km). Cap.: Panaji.

Go′a, Daman′, and Di′u

a former territory of India, in the W part: now divided into the state of Goa, and the territory of Daman and Diu.
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Noun1.goa - a state of southwestern IndiaGoa - a state of southwestern India; a former Portuguese colony
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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However, the tanzanite was virtually unknown until 1967, when Goanese tailor Manuel de Souza arrived in Tanzania, chasing rumors of a gemstone deposit near the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.
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The son of a Goanese father and Anglo- Indian mother, the 42- year- old Paess illustrious journey started with two junior Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in 1991.
and a Goanese girl with the gift of multiplying fish .
Indeed, the tone of the voyage is taken from "the Goanese stewards, who tinkled their musical gongs up and down the carpeted passages" (MA 175).
Popularly voted as the 'Best destination for Relaxation' (Lonely Planet), and given its coastal splendour and the boundless beauty of its beaches, churches, landscapes and meandering roads dotted with palm trees, it attracts nearly 2 million tourists each year which includes a fair share of Indian as well as international visitors The delectable Goanese cuisine, charming Portuguese influences in culture and lifestyle, the relaxed ambience at the beach shacks and the unmatched night life are some of the many reasons why Goa is so popular across the world.