Etymology "Timor" derives from timur, the word for "east" in Bahasa Indonesia, which became recorded as Timor in Portuguese, thus resulting in the tautological toponym meaning "East East": In Portuguese Timor-Leste (Leste being the word for "east"); in Tetum Timór Lorosa'e (Lorosa'e being the word for "east" (literally "rising sun")).
East TimorEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc.; Geography. East Timor is bounded by the Timor Sea to the southeast, the Wetar Strait to the north, the Ombai Strait to the northwest, and western Timor (part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara) to the southwest.
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The Democratic Republic of East Timor or Timor Leste is a country in Southeast Asia.It is on the eastern side of the island of Timor, and also the smaller islands of Atauro and Jaco, and a small area, named Oecussi-Ambeno, inside the west side of Timor.
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East Timor Is Expelled From Asian Cup for Fielding Ineligible Brazilians . An investigation by the Asian Football Confederation found that officials of the East Timor soccer federation had ...
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