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goa

[goh-uh] /ˈgoʊ ə/
noun
1.
a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, of the Tibetan plateau.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Tibetan gowa (spelling dgo ba)

Goa

[goh-uh] /ˈgoʊ ə/
noun
1.
state of W India, on the Arabian Sea. A former Portuguese colony, it was later (1961–87) part of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu. 1426 sq. mi. (3693 sq. km).
Capital: Panaji (Panjim).
Formerly Gôa.
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goa

/ˈɡəʊə/
noun
1.
a gazelle, Procapra picticaudata, inhabiting the plains of the Tibetan plateau, having a brownish-grey coat and backward-curving horns
Word Origin
C19: from Tibetan dgoba

Goa

/ˈɡəʊə/
noun
1.
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)
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Word Origin and History for goas

Goa

former Portuguese colony in India, from local goe mat "fertile land."

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