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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.]
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(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)
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(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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I'm sick of Goa being stereotyped as a tourist paradise where Goans (not Goanese!) lie on the beach content with their feni (a local alcoholic drink) and fish-curry rice.
'They are not 'Goanese' but Goans just like the Pathans are Pashtuns,' he said, adding that the Goans migrated from Goa to different cities of India, including Karachi, in search of employment.
And then there was the Goanese motorcycle taxi driver accused of assaulting an American tourist.
The Goanese side will host Shillong Lajong on January 19, 2018 and Bino George's team will host the Highlanders in their next Hero I-League fixture nine days later.
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.
Additionally, the non-Hispanic Asian group [Far East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia/ the Indian subcontinent (NCHS 2013)] was subdivided into Chinese (Chinese and Taiwanese), Asian Indian (Asian Indian, Bengalese, Bharat, Dravidian, East Indian, and Goanese), and Other Asians based on the answer to DMQ.336 in the NHANES's survey questionnaire.
Dinesh is a Goanese Christian who was born in Bombay (now called Mumbai), India.
(56) A short walk away on Bras Basah Road was an area that 'was home to several Goanese, Filipino and Eurasian musical families who had chosen to live near the Portuguese Mission of St.
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.
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