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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

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(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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With Vietnam thumping Timor Leste, 4-0, in the other Group A match, both the Thais and the Vietnamese have already secured progression to the next round regardless of the result of their showdown on Thursday.
The Azkals' defense line, which survived a sloppy showing in the stretch of the duel with Timorese, faces an acid test against the Thais, who have netted 11 goals overall from their triumphs over Timor Leste (7-0) and Indonesia (4-2).
The Under-23 team have come through a testing time of an unwanted distraction and an opening loss to Syria, with a much-needed victory against Timor Leste, to stay alive in the competition.
In a bitterly fought final marred by frayed tempers, war of words, violent pushing and shoving among players, Timor Leste created history by winning the country's first major football title after beating Cambodia 1-0 to take home the U21 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy at the HB National Stadium on Saturday night.
Colombo, May 3 -- Timor Leste will conduct a new round of Parliamentary Elections on 12 May 2018, nine months after the Parliamentary Elections of 2017.
IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, today announced plans to work with Kaebauk Investimentu no Finansas (KIF), Timor-Leste's first non-bank financial institution to pioneer a mobile banking service in the country, aiming to reach more than 50,000 Timor Leste people.
The Election Commission (EC) did not invite its Timor Leste counterpart to observe the 14th general election (GE14) despite saying it had, electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 insisted today.
like the pieces in a kaleidoscope, the conflicts in Timor Leste come in a range of various shapes and sizes.
Primarily, these symbols include representations of the armed wing of the resistance movement Falintil (Forcas Armadas para a Liberacao Nacional do Timor Leste), the political front Fretilin (Frente Revolucionaria de Timor-Leste Independente) and the national flag of Timor-Leste.
During his meeting with visiting Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Hernani Coelho Da Silva, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario reiterated that "Timor Leste belongs to Southeast Asia and should be granted its rightful place within the ASEAN community."
On 28 November 1975, the President of FRETILIN (Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor--Frente Revolucionaria de Timor Leste Independente) unilaterally declared independence.