(place) State of India, on the SW coast: formerly part of Portuguese India, it later formed (1962-87) with Daman & Diu a territory of India: 1,429 sq mi (3,701 sq km); cap. Panaji.
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.
A small, long-haired, brownish-gray antelope (Procapra picticaudata) of Tibet.
The Tibetan gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, a species of antelope that inhabits the Tibetan Plateau.
(music) A form of trance music that originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India (also Goa trance).
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.
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Origin of goa
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Goa Sentence Examples
Joao d'Albuquerque, bishop of Goa, he asked his permission to officiate in the diocese, and at once began walking through the streets ringing a small bell, and telling all to come, and send their children and servants, to the "Christian doctrine" or catechetical instruction in the principal church.
In 1510 a second expedition against Malacca was sent out from Portugal under the command of Diogo Mendez de Vasconcellos, but d'Alboquerque retained it at Cochin to aid him in the retaking of Goa, and it was not until 1511 that the great viceroy could spare time to turn his attention to the scene of Siqueira's failure.
In 1603 they threatened Goa, in 1619 they fixed their capital at Batavia, in 1638 they drove the Portuguese from Ceylon and in 1641 from Malacca.
At the end of the Napoleonic wars Portugal had Macao and Goa, Holland Java, Sumatra and other islands, France some odds and ends in India, while England emerged with Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and a free hand in India.
In India he established a diocesan hierarchy, with seven archbishoprics, the archbishop of Goa taking precedence with the rank of patriarch.