I was googling (is that a word^.^) for FFXIV Goblins, because I want to have them in game so bad. I have thus far been rejecting the idea that Kobolds = Goblins. Though this was admitidly more hope than fact. However I found a quote from an NPC named Vivaki in the Alchemy guild in Ul'dah that talks about the Goblins and also gives an explanation why I am not seeing any. Also if you look in the ZAM database you can find an item from a Gridania Guildleve I believe called Goblin Sweetbox (drives off insects or somethin).
While this is not 1005 proof, I thought it was interesting. Its just nice to see that they are seperately refered too. So Kobold does not necessarily equal Goblin. I do wonder though that if they are not the same then are they like their evil cousins? Thoughts, opinions?