Goans

Goans

Goan (Konkani: गोंयकार Goenkar) is the demonym used to describe the people of the Indian state of Goa, who form an ethno-linguistic group resulting from the assimilation of Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic, Scytho-Dravidian and Negrito ethnic and/or linguistic ancestries. They speak different dialects of Konkani natively. Goan Hindus refer to themselves as Konkane (Devanagari:कोंकणे), meaning the residents of Konkan. Goanese is an incorrect usage for Goans.

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