Norteiro people are people who live in the former Portuguese exclaves in the western littoral of South Asia;
The word Norteiro, meaning "Northerner," comes from the Portuguese. The term refers to the city of Baçaim, which was styled the "Court of the North" and stood second only to the city of Goa (modern Old Goa) among Portuguese possessions in South Asia. They are not to be confused with Korlai/Chaul Christians who share a significantly different culture/heritage as compared to the East Indians of the region focussed around Bassein & Bombay.
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... These Norteiros called themselves "East Indians" in honor of the East India Company which ruled them until recently on behalf of England ... that of Chaul, Damao and Dio, continued to identify themselves as Norteiros ... Both the Damanese and the Kristi communities are called Norteiro people by Portuguese, derived from the native Marathi people ...
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