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 (tē′môr, tē-môr′)
An island of the western Pacific Ocean in the Malay Archipelago east of Java, divided between Indonesia and East Timor. The western half of the island, formerly Netherlands Timor, became part of Indonesia in 1949. The eastern half was an overseas province of Portugal until 1975, when it declared its independence as East Timor. Indonesia invaded the same year and annexed East Timor in 1976. East Timor achieved full independence in 2002.


(ˈtiːmɔː; ˈtaɪ-)
(Placename) an island in the Malay Archipelago, the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands: the west was a Dutch possession (part of the Dutch East Indies) until 1949, when it became part of Indonesia: the east was held by Portugal until 1975, when it declared independence but was immediately invaded by Indonesia; East Timor finally became an independent state in 2002. Area: 30 775 sq km (11 883 sq miles)


(ˈti mɔr, tiˈmɔr)

an island in the S part of Indonesia: largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. 13,095 sq. mi. (33,913 sq. km).
Ti`mo•rese′ (-mɔˈriz, -ˈris) adj., n.

pl. -rese.
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Noun1.Timor - an island in Indonesia in the Malay ArchipelagoTimor - an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
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
Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara - a chain of islands forming a province of Indonesia to the east of Java; includes Bali and Timor
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions


[ˈtiːmɔːr] nTimor
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On the 13th of January, Captain Nemo arrived in the Sea of Timor, and recognised the island of that name in 122@ long.
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This book adds value to the existing literature on Timor-Leste (Timor Lorosae).
Since the 1999 independence referendum, Timor-Leste (East Timor) has struggled to achieve substantive justice for human rights atrocities committed throughout Indonesia's 25-year de facto administration from 1975 to 1999.
Consunji led a delegation of 17 Filipino construction industry executives to Timor-Leste-a relatively young democracy that was also known as East Timor when still a territory of Indonesia-last February.
investor in Timor-Leste is ConocoPhillips; its Bayu-Undan gas condensate development is located in the Timor Sea joint petroleum development area between Timor-Leste and Australia.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, otherwise known as East Timor, for half a day on Thursday as part of her 11-day tour of the South Pacific and East Asia.
- East Timor will formally apply this year to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as its 11th member, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said Sunday.