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East Timor Overview

East Timor is located in Southeast Asia. The country consists of the eastern part of the island of Timor and an exclave on the western part of the island. After being under colonial rule Portugal since the 0’s, East Timor declared independence in 1975. Only nine days later, Indonesia invaded East Timor and proclaimed it… Read More »

East Timor Population and Language

In East Timor, natural Population growth is high. About four in ten residents are under 15 years of age. Ethnic diversity is great. Most residents belong to some Austronesian or Papuan people. The number of residents has varied considerably over the past 40 years. Before the Indonesian invasion of 1975 (see Modern History), there were… Read More »