Goa definition

gōə
(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.
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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.
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A small, long-haired, brownish-gray antelope (Procapra picticaudata) of Tibet.
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The Tibetan gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, a species of antelope that inhabits the Tibetan Plateau.
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State in western India which has Panaji as its capital.
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(music) A form of trance music that originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India (also Goa trance).
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
goa
Plural:
goas

Origin of goa

  • Tibetan dgoba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition