Series 07 - Timor - Regions and Languages

ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This is a higher level grouping of all series whose content includes specific linguistic materials relating to languages from Timor. The areas covered include central Timor Island, East Timor (formerly Portuguese Timor), the Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, and the north east coast and hinterland of Timor Island. The series includes materials on languages including (inter alia) Bunak, East Timorese Nan, Galoli, Fataluku, Tetun and Vaikenu.

Timor is an island at the south of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesia province of East Nusa Tenggara with the surface of 11,883 sq mi/ 30,777 kmē. The name is a variant of timur, Malay for "east"; it is so called because it is at the east end of a chain of islands.

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Related Series
Sub Series

TBUN  Timor Region - Central Timor Island

TET  Timor Region - East Timor (formerly Portuguese Timor) 1918 - 1972?

TCVOC  Timor Region - Lesser Sunda Islands and Moluccas

TLANGD  Timor Region - Timor and adjacent islands

TGAL  Timor Region - Timor Island - North East Coast and Hinterland

TFATA  Timor Region - Timor Island (Fataluku and Nearby Languages) 1962

TTET  Timor Region - Timor Island (Tetun Language)

TVAIK  Timor Region - Timor Island (Vaikenu Language)

TKUPA  Timor Region - Western Timor Island (Kupang Language) c. 1944

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