East Timor Country Quiz

🇹🇱 What do you know about this not-so-well-known Asian country?
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 14, 2019
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Capital city
Dili
East Timor was a colony of this country from the 1700s–1975
Portugal
Country that annexed East Timor in 1975
Indonesia
First country to recognize the annexation that was also caught
spying on East Timor in 2004
Australia
Official languages
Portuguese
Tetum
Official name of East Timor according to the United Nations
Timor-Leste
The word "Timor" comes from Malay word of "timur". What does it mean?
East
Name one of the three main seas that border East Timor
Banda | Savu | Timor
Currency used in East Timor
U.S. Dollar
This is responsible for almost half of country's total exports
Oil
Bean that makes up about 22% of the total exports
Coffee
According to East Timorese creation myth, the island of Timor was made
from the body of this reptile
Crocodile
The island of Timor is a part of this archipelago
Lesser Sunda Islands
Only other predominantly Catholic country in Asia
Philippines
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Level 74
Jun 15, 2020
The clue to the Timor-Leste answer would be more appropriately be "Name of this country as declared by its government, in every language". The only reason that Timor-Leste's name is the same in all six of the UN's official languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic) is simply a consequence of that.
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2020
My 2nd break from my vow of silence... so you're saying that the name for Germany in English is Deutschland? And the name for Australia in Maori is Australia? Different languages are not allowed to have names for countries that do not align with the official government names for those countries in the government's official language? Do you make the same comment on quizzes about Greece saying that it would be more accurate if the quiz title said that it was about The Hellenic Republic and not about Greece? Or, actually, that wouldn't be good enough as "Timor L'Este" in English translates literally to East Timor... so we can't even call Greece the Hellenic Republic we have to say Ellinikí Dimokratía? Or... better yet... Ελληνική Δημοκρατία?

What is with this bizarre exception with country naming conventions that seems to only apply to East Timor and the Ivory Coast? When someone at dinner mentions South Korea do you correct them, "actually it's Daehan Minguk"? ok vow renewed..

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Level 74
Dec 2, 2020
Vow of silence? Why?
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2020
I’m sorry, he is observing his vow, he cannot respond at this moment. Thank you.
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Level 64
Dec 5, 2020
Prob because he ran out of quizzes to comment on :p joke Kal I enjoy your interventions.
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Level 74
Dec 15, 2020
I think I found the answer on the US Supreme Court quiz. What a bummer. I've learned as much from the comments as from the quizzes, and in large parts due to him. Why not tone down and continue commenting?
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Level 71
Jun 15, 2020
Wait, Timor originated from the word "East"? So the name of the country is essentially "East East"?
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Level ∞
Jun 15, 2020
Yes, this is correct.
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Level 53
Sep 14, 2020
it's in the jetpunk interesting facts
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Level 83
Nov 18, 2020
And the Indonesian side of the island is "West Timor", or "West East" ;)
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Level 90
Jun 15, 2020
The year on the third question is wrong, East Timor was annexed by that country in 1975.
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2020
Indeed. 1999 was the year of independence referendum
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Level ∞
Jun 15, 2020
My mistake now fixed.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2020
It was one hell of an annexation too. The population declined by perhaps a third.
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Level 71
Aug 9, 2020
In a seventh hint I suggest changing 'comes from Malay word of' to 'comes from the Malay word' (add 'the', remove 'of').
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Level 58
Aug 12, 2020
can you accept USD for US dollar?
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2020
Good quiz.
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2020
Getting into the real deep cuts now. Can't wait to say which quiz will be the first on which I get a fat zero. Looking your way, Dominica.
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2020
Probably Palau or something like that for me, can barely remember the capital.
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Level 64
Dec 5, 2020
Always try writing the country name - that usually gets you 1.
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2020
Once again, didn't try to put the country's name in its country quiz. Once again, I should have.
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Level 73
Dec 2, 2020
You must tolerate pedantic JetPunk types, or you would be crazy by now. Nonetheless, coffee is not a bean, though of course marketed as such. The so-called bean is the seed of a drupe. Instead of impossible detail, perhaps the more general "tree crop" would work.
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Level 49
Dec 3, 2020
Should accept "USD" for U. S. dollar.
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Level 64
Dec 5, 2020
I like the country quizzes that use the flag colours :)