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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

go•aˈgoʊ ə(n.)(pl.)go•as.

  1. a Tibetan gazelle

    Procapra picticaudata.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of goa:

1840–50; < Tibetan gowa (sp. dgo ba)

Go•aˈgoʊ ə(n.)

  1. 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).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Panaji. 1

Go′a, Daman′, and Di′u(n.)

  1. a former territory of India, in the W part: now divided into the state of Goa, and the territory of Daman and Diu.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Goa(noun)

    a state of southwestern India; a former Portuguese colony

Wiktionary

  1. Goa(Noun)

    A form of trance music that originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India (also Goa trance).

  2. Goa(ProperNoun)

    State in western India which has Panaji as its capital.

  3. goa(Noun)

    The Tibetan gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, a species of antelope that inhabits the Tibetan Plateau.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goa(noun)

    a species of antelope (Procapra picticauda), inhabiting Thibet

Freebase

  1. Goa

    Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators. Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Goa

    a Portuguese possession in W. India, lying between the Western Ghâts and the sea-coast, 250 m. SE. of Bombay; large quantities of rice are raised in it; is hilly on the E. and covered with forests; it was captured in 1510 by Albuquerque. Old Goa, the former capital, has fallen from a populous and wealthy city into utter decay, its place being taken by Nova Goa or Panjim (8), on the Mandavi, 3 m. from the coast.

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