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The Goan community of London

Introduction
A maritime culture
The priest and the company
The Goans of Bombay
Lascars in the East End
Colonial clerks
The exodus
A Konkani translation of the full story
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Introduction

Map of Indian Subcontinent showing Goa
View full size image India showing Goa, Daman, Diu and Bombay. © NMM

Maritime London's Goan community is part of a larger London-wide community of over 6000 people who originally came from Goa, on the west coast of India.

This account describes the origins of the Goan community and its links with the docks of East London and the associated shipping.

Introduction
A maritime culture
The priest and the company
The Goans of Bombay
Lascars in the East End
Colonial clerks
The exodus
A Konkani translation of the full story
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GalleriesGoan crewman collection
Images of Goan crewman and the ships they sailed.
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National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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