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Ti·mor

 (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.

Timor

(ˈtiːmɔː; ˈtaɪ-)
n
(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)

Ti•mor

(ˈti mɔr, tiˈmɔr)

n.
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
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Timor

[ˈtiːmɔːr] nTimor
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Timor Island provides an illuminating case study for reflecting upon these issues.
"We still have some pending issues, such as maritime and land borders in Oecussi," he said, referring to an East Timor coastal exclave surrounded by Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, which lies on the western part of Timor Island. East Timor is located on the island's eastern half.
The latter islands, however, were the main focus of his study, and so Fox does not deal with the specifics and contingencies of Timor Island itself, except in a later book chapter (Fox 1988) on West Timor.
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Now, let's go back to the real world: Some years ago Eastern Timor Island rebelled against the Republic of Indonesia.
With the SSJ100 the airline plans to serve routes to Surabaya (Java Island), Denpasar (Bali Island), Labuan Bajo (Komodo Island) and Kupang (Timor Island).
Timor-Leste, comprising the eastern half of Timor island, was annexed by Indonesia in 1975 and declared its independence in 2002.
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