East Timor

East Timor
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 took temporary control of the country. It became an independent nation in 2002.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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

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  • 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… …  

  • 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 Law Journal — seeks to promote the rule of law and democracy in Timor Leste by disseminating knowledge of the law of East Timor in English, providing a forum for the publication of legal opinions and critiques of law and legal policy in East Timor and… …   Wikipedia

  • East Timor Women Australia — (ETWA) is a grassroots non government organisation established to support women in East Timor. East Timorese Tais A key focus of support is in assisting women s sustainable livelihoods in the handcrafts industry. ETWA partners with local… …   Wikipedia

  • East Timor centavo coins — were introduced in East Timor in 2003 for use alongside US Dollar banknotes and coins, which had been introduced in 2000 to replace the Indonesian rupiah following the commencement of U.N. administration. One centavo is equal to one US cent. The… …   Wikipedia

  • East Timor–United States relations — East Timor United States relations are bilateral relations between East Timor and the United States. Hans G. Klemm is the U.S. Ambassador to East Timor. History Timor Leste maintains an embassy in Washington, DC, as well as a Permanent Mission in …   Wikipedia

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