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Minoa, NY -- U.S. village in New York
Population (2000): 3348
Housing Units (2000): 1293
Land area (2000): 1.239879 sq. miles (3.211271 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.239879 sq. miles (3.211271 sq. km)
FIPS code: 47757
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 43.077067 N, 76.006955 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 13116
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Minoa, NY

Minoa is the name of several bronze-age cities in the Aegean coasts, in Corfu and in Sicily. The original meaning of the word remains unknown, but it seems that there is a strong connection with the mythic king of Crete, Minos, during the bronze-age Minoan civilization which flourished in Crete and in the Aegean islands (2000-1470 BC). The inhabitants of Crete were named Minoans by Arthur Evans, after the legendary king. The root min- corresponds to a group of Aegean languages, and appears also in some toponyms like Minya, Minassos and in the name of the Minyans.

The name was given to some harbours in the north coast of Crete, and it is also an older indication in the islands Paros, Siphnos, Amorgos, Corfu ( Korkyra) and Sicily. In Gaza the name was introduced later by the Philistines in 1200 BC. These settlements appear not only in the islands but also in harbours that were specially selected as support-points for thalassocracy. This is evident for an island outside of the Laconic coast with the present name Monemvasia, and for the small island outside of the harbour of Megara in Greece.

It seems that the Minoans travelled from Crete down to Egypt, Syria and Mari of Euphrates,to Asia Minor ( Anatolia) and Black Sea through the Aegean islands, and to the West up to Lipari ( Aeolian islands) to the north of Sicily. Approximately in 1600 BC the routes to Italy and Asia Minor were gained by the rising Myceneans. They followed the same tradition with the establishment or use of commercial and supporting settlements in the Mediterranean coasts.

Minoa (moth)

Minoa is a genus of moth in the Geometridae family.

Minoa (disambiguation)

Minoa may refer to:


  • Minoa, name of bronze-age settlements in the Mediterranean coasts.
  • city relative with the mythic king Minos
  • Heraclea Minoa, an ancient town in Sicily.
  • Minoa, New York, a village in New York, United States.


  • Minoa (moth), a genus of moth.
  • Minoa murinata, a species of moths.

Other uses

  • East Syracuse-Minoa High School
  • East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District

Usage examples of "minoa".

As for those who wanted to quest, why, Minoa with its multitudinous realms was only one continent on an entire world.