East Timor
geographical name country SE Asia on E Timor capital Dili area 5763 square miles (14,926 square kilometers), population 747,750

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • East Timor — country occupying the E half of the island of Timor, & nearby islands, including an enclave in West Timor: independent since 2002: 5,794 sq mi (15,007 sq km); pop. 953,000; cap. Dili * * * East Timor Introduction East Timor Background: The… …   Universalium

  • East Timor — country occupying the E half of the island of Timor, & nearby islands, including an enclave in West Timor: independent since 2002: 5,794 sq mi (15,007 sq km); pop. 953,000; cap. Dili …   English World dictionary

  • East Timor — a territory in the south east Indian Ocean, formerly a Portuguese colony, but claimed by Indonesia since 1975. In 1999 the East Timorese population voted to become independent. This led to violence between opposing groups, and the ↑united nations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • East Timor — Democratic Republic of Timor Leste Repúblika Demokrátika Timór Leste[1] (Tetum) …   Wikipedia

  • East Timor — Repúblika Demokrátika Timór Loro Sa e (Tetum) República Democrática de Timor Leste (port.) Demokratische Republik Timor Leste …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • East Timor — /ist ˈtimɔ/ (say eest teemaw) noun a republic comprising the eastern part of the island of Timor; formerly a Portuguese colony (by treaties of 1860 and 1914); declared independence in 1975 and was immediately invaded by Indonesia; annexed by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • East Timor — 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 • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land • Part Holonyms: ↑Southeast Asia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • East Timor — Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, Timor Leste, republic on the eastern side of the Indonesian Timor island, area that was formerly a Portuguese colony and in May 2002 became an independent nation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • East Timor — 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 …   Wiktionary

  • East Timor —   The CURRENCY of the country is the Timor Escudo. The corresponding SWIFT code is TPE. See also Indonesia …   International financial encyclopaedia

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