Definitions for Timorˈti mɔr, tiˈmɔr
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an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
An island in the Sundas
Origin: From timur (east).
Timor is an island at the southern end of Maritime Southeast Asia, north of the Timor Sea. The island is divided between an independent sovereign state of East Timor and West Timor, which is part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. The island covers an area of 30,777 square kilometres. The name is a variant of timur, Malay for "east"; it is so called because it lies at the eastern end of the Lesser Sunda Islands.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the largest of the long chain of islands which stretches eastward from Java, of volcanic formation, mountainous, wooded, and possessing deposits of various metals, but mainly exports maize, sandal-wood, wax, tortoise-shell, &c.; population consists chiefly of Papuans, whose native chiefs are the real rulers of the island, which belongs, the W. portion of it to Holland and the E. to Portugal; E. of Timor lies a group of three low-lying islands of coral formation, known as Timor-Laut or Tenimber Islands (25); Dutch possession.
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