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Timor

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geographical name Ti·mor \ˈtē-ˌmȯr, tē-ˈ\

Definition of Timor

  1. 1 island SE Asia in Lesser Sunda Islands area 13,094 square miles (34,044 square kilometers), pop 3,000,000; W part (formerly Netherlands Timor) belonged to the Dutch until 1946, and is now part of Indonesia; E part (formerly Portuguese Timor) belonged to Portugal until 1975, was annexed by Indonesia 1976, and gained independence 2002 as East Timor

  2. 2 sea between Timor Island & Australia

Timorese play \(ˌ)tē-ˌmȯ-ˈrēz, -ˈrēs\ adjective or noun



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