East Timor (/-ˈ t iː m ɔːr / ()) or Timor-Leste (/ t i ˈ m ɔːr ˈ l ɛ ʃ t eɪ /; Tetum: Timór Lorosa'e), officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (Portuguese: República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Tetum: Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste), is a country in Maritime Southeast Asia.
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.
East Timor is located in the eastern part of Timor, an island in the Indonesian archipelago that lies between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. East Timor includes the enclave of Oecussi, which is located within West Timor (Indonesia). After Indonesia, East Timor's closest neighbor is ...
DILI, East Timor (AP) — A church official says an American missionary who was a hero in East Timor for founding children's shelters that have operated for more than two decades has been expelled ...
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.
Etymology Edit "Timor" is derived from timur, the Indonesian and Malay word for "east", which became Timor in Portuguese and entered English as Portuguese Timor. Lorosa'e (literally "rising sun") is the word for "east" in Tetum.
ETAN/US provides information about, and ways to help, East Timor, which was invaded and subjugated by US ally Indonesia in 1975. ETAN advocates changing US foreign policy and urges support for self-determination and human rights for East Timor.
The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island.