Is Timor-Leste in Asia or Oceania?

Is Timor-Leste in Asia or Oceania?

Timor-Leste is situated geopolitically and culturally on the crossroads of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands region and has, since achieving in- dependence in 2002, pursued a two-pillared neighborhood foreign policy of ‘Acting West’ and ‘Looking East.

Is Timor-Leste part of Indonesia?

East Timor

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Repúblika Demokrátika Timór-Leste (Tetum) República Democrática de Timor-Leste (Portuguese)
• Portuguese Timor 16th century
• Independence declared 28 November 1975
• Annexation by Indonesia 17 July 1976
• Administered by UNTAET 25 October 1999

Which country is Timor-Leste?

A virtual guide to Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor. The relative new nation is situated in the eastern half of the island of Timor, at the eastern ‘end’ of the Lesser Sunda Islands, north of the Timor Sea and Australia. The country is bordered by Indonesia in west and the Savu Sea in north.

Is Timor-Leste part of Asean?

Since its independence, Timor-Leste holds the status as an observer state despite its participations in ASEAN Annual Meeting of Foreign Ministers (AMM), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and even agreed to the Southeast Asia’s Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in 2007.

Is Timor-Leste a poor country?

East Timor continues to be one of the world’s poorest countries, with GDP per capita standing at $3,949 (2011). It is ranked 147 out of 187 (2011) countries in the UN’s Human Development Index. As of 2015, Timor-Leste had a population of 1.17 million and an annual growth rate at 1.8%.

What is the language of Timor-Leste?

Timor-Leste/Official languages
Timor-Leste celebrated its formal political independence on 20th May 2002. The National Constitution of the new nation declared the endogenous lingua franca (Tetum) and the former colonial language (Portuguese) to be co-official. The remaining local languages were given the status of national languages.

What language is spoken in Timor?

This guide provides resources on the country’s history, languages, and government. Timor-Leste’s two official languages are Portuguese and Tetum, and its two working languages are English and Indonesian.

Who joined ASEAN recently?

This process began with ASEAN’s five original members, who founded the association through the signing of Bangkok Declaration in 1967. Since then, the ASEAN’s membership has grown to ten with the accession of Cambodia in 1999. Currently, two states are seeking accession to ASEAN: Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

What language do they speak in Brunei?

Brunei/Official languages

How do you say hello in Tetum?


  1. Elo Hello.
  2. Bon dia Good day.
  3. Botarde Good afternoon.
  4. Bonoite Good evening.
  5. Adeus or Hau ba lai Goodbye.

What is the main religion in East Timor?

According to the 2015 census, 97.6 percent of the population is Catholic, 1.96 percent Protestant, and less than 1 percent Muslim. Protestant denominations include the Assemblies of God, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Seventh-day Adventists, Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Christian Vision Church.

Where is the country of Timor Leste located?

The country Timor Leste is located on the continent of Australia/Oceania. Neighbouring countries are: Indonesia.

How big is East Timor compared to West Timor?

Within West Timor lies an exclave of East Timor called Oecusse District. The island covers an area of 30,777 square kilometres (11,883 square miles). 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.

What was the border between East Timor and Indonesia?

A definitive border between the Dutch-colonised western half of the island and the Portuguese-colonised eastern half of the island was established by the Permanent Court of Arbitration of 1914, and it remains the international boundary between the successor states East Timor and Indonesia.

What are the official languages of East Timor?

The official languages of East Timor are Tetum and Portuguese, while in West Timor it is Indonesian. Indonesian, a standardized dialect of Malay, is also widely spoken and understood in East Timor. Christianity is the dominant religion throughout the island of Timor, at about 90% of the population.

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