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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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The former, when he had deposited his burden, took a critical survey of the room, and in cracked tones grated out - 'Aw wonder how yah can faishion to stand thear i' idleness un war, when all on 'ems goan out
The GWA has been the face and voice of Goans living in Qatar for the last 18 years, ably led by Simon D'Silva.
Claiming that there was a general feeling among Goans that the state's tourism should be reoriented to what it was before, Sardesai said, "I am speaking on behalf of the people of Goa.
In a Pool C match, Goans defeated Madhya Bharat by a scoreline of 2-0.
The objective of World Goa Day is to unite Goans in a day of celebration and in a show of solidarity, and GWA, under the leadership of President Simon D'Silva lived up to the objective.
He said the government sector in the state was "over employed" and the administration was willing to relax rules and give incentives to enable the private entities to provide more jobs to Goans.
That's why it is said that political consciousness and Goans are miles apart
During its board meeting, the GTDC said it will hire services of around 300 Goans on a contract basis for a period of 1 year to carry out the beach cleaning work.
Raul reads from the documents written in Portuguese, as he and Ramona belong to that generation of Goans who spoke the language, reading and writing it as well.
Organised by the Young Goans Club, the Bandra Fair is taking place at Baan Saeng Thai Restaurant in Adliya on September 12, starting from midday.
Fidning Fanny is an English Konkani satirical film about five Goans taking a road trip to look for a missing girl called Fanny.