East Timor

  1. 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
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How To Use East Timor In A Sentence

  • Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 58.6% male: NA% female: NA% (2002) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste conventional short form: Timor-Leste local long form: Republika Demokratika Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Republica Democratica de Timor-Leste [Portuguese] local short form: Timor Lorosa'e [Tetum]; Timor-Leste [Portuguese] former: East Timor, Portuguese Timor Timor-Leste
  • Similarly East Timor excited passions and dredged up long-suppressed feelings of national guilt.
  • We realise that it will take a binational campaign, in both East Timor and Australia, to change the position of your government.
  • Will refugees or expatriates, who may be well educated and have experience and skills, choose to return to East Timor?
  • Timor Timur and the October 1999 concurrence of Indonesia's national legislature, the name East Timor was adopted as a provisional name for the political entity formerly known as Propinsi Timor Timur; The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • In East Timor, a few harassed policemen have the task of exhuming the bodies and collecting what evidence they can.
  • East Timorese widely use the Indonesian rupiah in business transactions.
  • I was a freelance journalist before I enlisted in the Australian Army in 1995 and eventually became an infantryman with two tours of duty to East Timor under my belt.
  • As illusions fade and the reality of East Timor's predicament becomes apparent, social tensions and class antagonisms will rapidly deepen.
  • After living with conflict for so long, the East Timorese are a highly politicised people.
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