Definition of East timor

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Group relationships: Southeast Asia, Timor

Definition of East timor

1. 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of East Timor

East Midlands
East Nusa Tenggara
East Overshoe
East Pakistan
East Pakistani
East Riding
East Riding of Yorkshire
East River
East Saint Louis
East Sea
East Siberian Sea
East Slav
East Slavic
East Tennessee
East Timor
East Timorese
East Tocharian
East Turkestan Islamic Movement
East Turkistan Islamic Movement
Easter Bunny
Easter Day
Easter Island
Easter Islander
Easter Monday
Easter Moon
Easter Sunday

Literary usage of East timor

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1. Human Rights Watch World Report 2005: The Events of 2004 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization (2005)
"east timor still faces myriad problems caused by the legacy of ... east timor faces severe economic hardship, and has yet to rebuild much of what was ..."

2. From Dominoes to Dynamos: The Transformation of Southeast Asia by John Bresnan (1994)
"Indonesia's forceful suppression of resistance to its rule in east timor has ... The Indonesian elite see east timor as a case of rebellion rather than of ..."

3. Landmine Monitor Report 2000: Toward a Mine-Free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (2000)
"east timor is now recognized internationally as independent of Indonesia. It is being governed by the United Nations under a '"transitional administration. ..."

4. Human Rights Watch World Report 1997 by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch Staff (1996)
"INDONESIA AND east timor The most serious riot in Jakarta in two decades in ... In east timor, a wide range of human rights violations continued to take ..."

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