Timor

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

Definition of Timor

  1. 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 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. 2 sea between Timor Island and Australia

Timorese

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

TIMOR Defined for English Language Learners

Timor

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

Definition of Timor for English Language Learners

  • : island divided between Indonesia and East Timor


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