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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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.

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  • proper noun 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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  • noun 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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Examples

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

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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