Timor

geographical name
Ti·​mor | \ ˈtē-ˌmȯr How to pronounce Timor (audio) , tē-ˈ \

Definition of Timor

1 island of southeastern Asia in the Lesser Sunda Islands area 13,094 square miles (34,044 square kilometers), population 3,000,000 — see east timor

Note: The western part of Timor was formerly Netherlands Timor and belonged to the Dutch until 1946. It is now part of Indonesia. The eastern part was formerly Portuguese Timor and belonged to Portugal until 1975, was annexed by Indonesia in 1976, and gained independence in 2002 as East Timor.

2 sea between Timor Island and Australia

Other Words from Timor

Timorese \ (ˌ)tē-​ˌmȯ-​ˈrēz How to pronounce Timorese (audio) , -​ˈrēs \ adjective or noun

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“Timor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Timor. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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