Timor is an island at the south end of the Malay Archipelago, north of the Timor Sea. It is divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, belonging to the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara.
The island's surface is 11,883 square miles (30,777 km²). 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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Timor Island as seen from space in November 1989.
Portrait of a Timorese warrior at the area of Kupang in 1875 from report of expedition of German SMS Gazelle.
Boats along the Timor coast