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East Timor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishEast TimorEast Timor 🔊 🔊 a country in the southeast Indian Ocean forming half of the island of Timor. Pop est. 1,084,971 (2007). Capital: Dili. Formerly a Portuguese colony, it was claimed by Indonesia in 1975 and there was violence between opposing groups in the 1990s before it became independent in 2002.
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