from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A South African musical instrument, consisting of a bent piece of wood or bow with a single gut string attached, which is sounded by the player′ s breath directed through or against a quill that is fastened to one end of the bow. Sometimes a small gourd is attached to the bow as a resonator.


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  • I'm a white guy aka gora (yea i know what that means haha) and I just got into Punjabi music thanks to my favorite Indian, AK aka Amazing!

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions 2010

  • He said he had a note for a gentleman in the Mint, and entreated that "gora," "white man," to let him in, but instead of doing so he threatened to kill him.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy 1857

  • The 'gora' Sue in Rang De Basanti, Alice Patten has since played a student joining the CIA in the political thriller Trade Routes and is currently acting in Richard The Lionheart in the BBC TV miniseries Heroes and Villains.


  • Callers passed on the message that one of the 'gora' [whites] wanted a fight.

    Home | Mail Online 2009

  • Callers passed on the message that one of the 'gora' [whites] wanted a fight.

    Home | Mail Online 2009

  • As a foreigner, or a "gora," you will be stared at. Largest Circulated Indian Magazine In USA 2009

  • Of course - any natives suspected of loyalty would be fair game - including the gora-colonel's lapdog, as Ram Mangal had charmingly called me.

    Fiancée 2010

  • Bombay had risen, Afghan fighters were pouring in from the north, a great Muslim jihad had been proclaimed, fort after fort of the hated gora-log was going down, with fearful slaughter.

    Fiancée 2010

  • * (* Teacher.) "The sahibs love their soldiers - and so the gora-cavalry broke Lal's string for him tonight!"

    Fiancée 2010

  • Seem that I have started this noce topic of desi and gora american stuff hmm.

    Bhendyacha Bharit Anjali 2008

  • Alongside this novelty factor, her path to fame was smoothed by what people on the subcontinent call the “gora complex”, a term that describes preferential treatment given to white people. (Gora means “white person” in Urdu.)

    How western travel influencers got tangled up in Pakistan's politics Samira Shackle 2021


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