The island was formerly divided into Dutch West Timor and Portuguese East Timor. In 1950 West Timor was absorbed into the newly formed Republic of Indonesia. In 1975 East Timor declared itself independent but was invaded and occupied by Indonesia. It became an independent country in 2002 (see East Timor)
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- Now student activists, former students and the Timorese press have begun the first independent publications for the information-thirsty public.
- Of the 18 people indicted and tried, all but one (a Timorese civilian) were either acquitted or freed on appeal.
- More seriously, a better alternative than any language without historical roots in Timor might be to attempt to codify a fusion of the Timorese dialects.
Definition of Timor in:
- The US English dictionary