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Goa – Remnants of Portugal Posted by on Mar 30, 2022

Church in Goa

On the West coast of India lies the smallest state सबसे छोटा – Goa. Portuguese explorer Afonso Alberqueque conquered and ruled Goa. Goa is strategically रणनीतिक situated on the West coast with deep harbors for trading ships to dock in. This was important for the spice trade involving रणनीतिक ports in Africa and the Far…

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Portuguese in Hindi (Part 1): A Tale of Trade, Travel and Cultural Tension Posted by on May 21, 2017

For almost eight months now, I have been learning Portuguese on my own. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, Hindi has been influenced by many other languages, and these were oftentimes those of merchants who came to the subcontinent to trade in its rich natural resources. Portuguese is one such language that has influenced Hindi…

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