Definition of Goa in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊə
A state on the west coast of India; capital, Panaji. Formerly a Portuguese territory, it was seized by India in 1961. It formed a Union Territory with Daman and Diu until 1987, when it was made a state.



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  • Of course, this being Bombay, the constituency was very heterogeneous indeed - many Marathi and Gujarati speakers, but also many Bhaiyyas from Uttar Pradesh, Goans, Sindhis, and Tamilians.
  • The Goans, an extremely articulate, hospitable and open-hearted community, have enriched Konkani by adopting and naturalising words from Portuguese, English, Kannada and Marathi.
  • As a result most Goans still considered their state a place apart: a cultured Mediterranean island, quite distinct from the rest of India.


Pronunciation: /ˌɡəʊəˈniːz/
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  • Jaipur is from Harriott's final recording and features Goanese guitarist Amancio D' Silva and vocalist Norma Winstone.
  • In Mozambique, most of which is lower lying than Angola, and thus more tropical, besides facing across the Indian Ocean to India and SE Asia, a large Goanese settlement made curry and coconut preparations popular.
  • The crew of the ship contained Maltese stewards, Chinese cooks and Goanese who toiled in the boiler room - we were a little floating commonwealth.

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