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Popularly known as Goans, People in Goa predominantly comprises of Hindu along with many Christians and a small Muslim community. They are more of peaceful and fun loving people. Together they reflect the lifestyle of east and west. Konkani being the other tongue for Goans unites the people of this state. Apart from that people here also speak, english, Marathi and even Portuguese. People in Goa showcases strong Portugal influence due to Portuguese rule in Goa for 451 years. Portuguese names are also very common among people in Goa.

Fishing being the major occupation employees most of the people as fisherman in Goa. Also, with the growing number of tourists in Goa, people are now also contributing to the tourism industry through promoting their hotels, resorts and restaurants providing delicious Goan cuisines.

People in Goa have a very liberal attitude towards different religions. Together they celebrate all the important festivals of India, be it is Diwali, Ganesa Chathurti, Eid, New Year Christmas and many other festivals. 

Goa population has shown considerable growth since independence. It has crossed the mark of 1 million and is likely to make much growth in near future. Though the population mostly comprises of the migrants who come here during dry season in in search of employment mostly as workers and laborers. Apart from that a good portion of population from Kerala, Karnataka and even Rajasthan come here to sell their handicrafts and fruits on Goa beaches.  

Though Goa reflect a major portion of Christians but it comprises just 30% of the total population. Whereas, 65 % of the population comprises of Hindu people. The other 5% constitutes Muslim community and the other religions.

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