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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Timor

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The largest of the long chain of islands which stretches eastward from Java, of volcanic formation, mountainous, wooded, and possessing deposits of various metals, but mainly exports maize, sandal-wood, wax, tortoise-shell, &c.; population consists chiefly of Papuans, whose native chiefs are the real rulers of the island, which belongs, the W. portion of it to Holland and the E. to Portugal; E. of Timor lies a group of three low-lying islands of coral formation, known as Timor-Laut or Tenimber Islands; Dutch possession.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Timor'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/t/timor.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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