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Goa \Go"a\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A species of antelope ( Procapra picticauda), inhabiting Thibet.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


n. The Tibetan gazelle, (taxlink Procapra picticaudata species noshow=1), a species of antelope that inhabits the

Goa (antelope)

The goa (Procapra picticaudata), also known as the Tibetan gazelle, is a species of antelope that inhabits the Tibetan plateau.

Goa (disambiguation)

Goa is a state in India, and a former Portuguese colonial possession, while the name was often used for the whole of Portuguese India.

' Goa' or GOA may also refer to:

Goa (2010 film)

Goa is a 2010 Tamil adult comedy film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, who with the project, directed his third film following two previous successes. Starring his "regular cast" consisting of Jai, Vaibhav and Premji Amaran in the lead roles along with Sneha, Piaa Bajpai and the debutant Australian model Melanie Marie in other roles, the film is the first production of Soundarya Rajinikanth's Ocher Picture Productions. Actors Silambarasan Rajendar, Nayantara and Prasanna make guest appearances in the film, which features music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, whilst cinematography is handled by Sakthi Saravanan and the film is edited by K. L. Praveen and N. B. Srikanth.

The film follows the journey of three young men, Vinayagam, Ramarajan and Saamikannu, who flee from their remote, conservative village to escape their overly strict families and travel to the international tourist-destination Goa, after encountering a friend who had fallen in love with a Caucasian girl whilst on holiday there. The film explores their time in Goa, the people they meet ranging from gay hoteliers to suave casino owners, and dwells on the relationships they encounter in the region.

The film, which began pre-production work in August 2008, became highly anticipated before release due to the successes of the director's prior two films. Filming began in April 2009 and took place in various locations: in the title location of Goa as well as in Pannapuram, Tamil Nadu and Langkawi, Malaysia with the latter being used due to the monsoonal season of Goa, forcing the team to relocate. Before release, the film was given an adult rating by the Central Board of Film Certification, despite much contention from the team with the film also avoiding a court case in regard to the producer's loan. The film released on 29 January 2010 to mostly mixed reviews. The film was remade in Kannada language using the same title and released in 2015.

Goa (soundtrack)

Goa is the soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja to the 2010 romantic comedy film of the same name, directed by Venkat Prabhu that stars Jai, Vaibhav, Premji Amaran, Sneha, Piaa Bajpai and Melanie Marie Jobstreibitzer and is produced by Soundarya Rajinikanth's Ocher Studios. It was released on 4 January 2010 by Sony Music India.


Goa is a state in southwest India, bounded by Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is one of India's richest states with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country. 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.

Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

Goa (2001 film)

Goa is a 2001 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Nissar, starring Devan and Anusha in the lead roles.

Goa (2015 film)

Goa is a 2015 Indian Kannada romantic comedy film directed by Surya. It stars Komal Kumar, Tarun Chandra, Srikanth, Sharmila Mandre, Sonu and British theatre artiste Rachel Waiz in lead roles. The film is an official remake of the Tamil film of the same title (2010) directed by Venkat Prabhu. The film features the music composed by Arjun Janya whilst the cinematography is by Rajesh Katta.

Usage examples of "goa".

The flock, without a shepherd, was assaulted by the power of the Portuguese, the arts of the Jesuits, and the zeal of Alexis de Menezes, archbishop of Goa, in his personal visitation of the coast of Malabar.

I need now merely say that I had the good fortune at the time to find an apparently happy confirmation of what was stated in the map in a little printed work which described the discoverer as a learned cosmographer and skilful captain, who had received a special commission from the Viceroy at Goa to make explorations for gold-mines, and at the same time to verify the descriptions of the southern islands.

It was, however, when the Goans who lived away from Goa came home to visit their families and friends.

I saved Dyyz and Goa by blasting Gonn right through his electronic guts.

Sometimes we are tempted to grummel an freeat, Becoss we goa short ov what other fowk get.

Daman, Diu, Goa, Karikal, Mahe, Pondicherry, Sikkim, as pointed out in his cable to your Assembly of May 30th, 1953.

Warhog Goa sipped a Starshine Surprise and glanced around the Mos Eisley Cantina.

The Teacher Spurch Warhog Goa was sitting by himself, counting a pile of credits, in a corner of the Meltdown Cafe.

Greedo and Goa had noticed the old man and the boy come in, and they had heard the bartender eject the droids.

For we booath are agreed to begin wedded life, As we mean to goa throo it, wi pleasure.

His fame spread as far as Rome, and soon Jesuits began to arrive in Manila from Goa in the west and Acapulco in the east, and to request him by name.

The population, such as it is, is chiefly composed of the descendants of a colony of Bugis from Goa in the Celebes, who settled in Selangor at the beginning of the eighteenth century under a Goa chief, who was succeeded by Sultan Ibrahim, an intense hater and sturdy opponent of the Dutch.

Aden Covilham embarked in a Moorish ship for Cananor, on the Malabar coast, and after some stay in that city went to Calicut and Goa, being the first of his countrymen who had sailed on the Indian Ocean.

Albuquerque, failing to storm Calicut, seized Goa farther north and made it the chief emporium.

Sometimes we are tempted to grummel an freeat, Becoss we goa short ov what other fowk get.