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Coat of arms of Timor Timur

Etymology edit

Compound of Timor (Timor island, literally east) +‎ Timur (east). Cognate of Portuguese Timor Leste and Tetum Timor Lorosa'e.

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Proper noun edit

Timor Timur

  1. a former de facto province of Indonesia, whose territory corresponded to the previous Portuguese Timor and to the presently independent country of East Timor

Usage notes edit

Indonesian clearly distinguishes the names for the sovereign state of East Timor or Timor-Leste and the former Indonesian province of East Timor, the latter is known as Timor Timur. Unlike English, these terms are not interchangeable in Indonesian.

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