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  • proper n. A country in Oceania on the eastern half of the island of Timor. Official languages: Tetum, Portuguese. Official name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

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  • n. 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

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  • Timor Timur and the October 1999 concurrence of Indonesia's national legislature, the name East Timor was adopted as a provisional name for the political entity formerly known as Propinsi Timor Timur;

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • Timur and the October 1999 concurrence of Indonesia's national legislature, the name East Timor was adopted as a provisional name for the political entity formerly known as Propinsi Timor Timur until such time as the entity's independent status is formally established

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • Concurrence followed by Indonesia's national legislature, and the name East Timor was provisionally adopted.

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • Timor Leste, which was formerly known as East Timor, was Indonesia's 27th province before it gained independence through a United Nations-backed referendum in 1999.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • The crusader Australian forces were on Indonesian shores, and in fact, they landed to separate East Timor, which is part of the Muslim world.

    Seeds of Terror

  • Our commitment's been demonstrated in the $10 million we've already given to the United Nation's Trust Fund and our pledge of an additional $10 million in in kind logistical support to the United Nation's mission in East Timor, which is known as Unimet.

    Australia Indonesia Business Council

  • This conference will be organised by an elite group of East Timorese, academics and other recognised experts known as the East Timor

    Indonesia, East Timor and Australia: New Challenges, Enduring Interests

  • East Timor, which is the subject of United Nations-sponsored talks between Portugal and Indonesia.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Six times Ms Gillard refused to name East Timor, and by the end of the day she had even suggested an alternative.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Yeah Julia put them on East Timor, that is a real good idea being so close to us that they could swim here.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

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