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Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste)

Timor-Leste

Also known as: Osttimor (Deutsch), Timor Oriental (español), Timor-Leste (français, Português), le Timor oriental (français), Timor Est (Italiano), Timor Wschodni (polski), 東帝汶 (正體中文), 東ティモール (日本語), Timoria Orientalis (latine)

Formerly: East Timor, Portuguese Timor

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Dili

Area: 14,874 km²

Population: 1,291,358

Religions: Roman Catholic 97.6%, Protestant/Evangelical 2%, Muslim 0.2%, other 0.2%

Languages: Tetun Prasa 30.6%, Mambai 16.6%, Makasai 10.5%, Tetun Terik 6.1%, Baikenu 5.9%, Kemak 5.8%, Bunak 5.5%, Tokodede 4%, Fataluku 3.5%, Waima'a 1.8%, Galoli 1.4%, Naueti 1.4%, Idate 1.2%, Midiki 1.2%, other 4.5%

Ethnic Groups: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) (includes Tetun, Mambai, Tokodede, Galoli, Kemak, Baikeno), Melanesian-Papuan (includes Bunak, Fataluku, Bakasai), small Chinese minority

Motto: Honra, pátria e povo (Portuguese) (Honour, homeland and people)

Neighbouring Countries: Indonesia Indonesia, ↓ Australia Australia


Circumscriptions (3): Dioceses (3)


Roman Rite (3): Baucau, Díli, Maliana


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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (3)

Documents Documents


Apostolic Nunciature: Timor-Leste Archbishop Joseph Salvador Marino (65)

Conference of Bishops: Conferência Episcopal Timorense Bishop Basílio do Nascimento (68)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (73)


as of 2018.11.18

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