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East Timor

East Timor

A country of the western Pacific Ocean made up of the eastern part of the island of Timor, a small coastal enclave in the western part, and two offshore islands. It was an overseas province of Portugal from 1914 until 1975 and was annexed by Indonesia in 1976. East Timor achieved independence in 2002. Dili is the capital.

East Timor

n
(Placename) a small country in SE Asia, comprising part of the island of Timor: colonized by Portugal in the 19th century; declared independence in 1975 but immediately invaded by Indonesia; under UN administration from 1999 and an independent state from 2002. It is mountainous with a monsoon climate; subsistence agriculture is the main occupation. Languages: Portuguese, Tetun (a lingua franca), and Bahasa Indonesia. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Dili. Pop: 1 172 390 (2013 est). Area: 14 874 sq km (5743 sq miles). Official name: Timor-Leste
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Noun1.East Timor - a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation
Southeast Asia - a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
Timor - an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Translations
Východní Timor
OsttimorTimor-Leste
Orienta Timoro
Ida-Timor
Itä-Timor
Timor Oriental
Istočni Timor
Kelet-Timor
Oost-Timor
Timor Wschodni
Timor LesteTimor-Leste
Timorul de Est
Östtimor
Doğu Timor
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