Talk:Timor

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earlier comments[edit]

I demand the deletion of the comment about West Timorese wanting to join East Timor. That is such a nonsense comment. West Timorese are traditional tribal enemies of the East Timorese and are die-hard Indonesians. The West and East Timorese will never unite like water and oil can never mixed.

  • It would perhaps be best to cool down a bit, and *suggest* changes when you find something wrong. I believe you have misread the text. If you look at the citation--from an East Timorese source--you will see it is a report of West Timorese rumors. It seems believable to me, and further there is no indication that "tribal" enemies do not exist. (That is perhaps an over simplification anyway, given the number of ethnolinguistic groups in Timor, particularly in East Timor.) Dewobroto 19:09, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Link to Portuguese Timor[edit]

I think that we should have a link Portuguese Timor somewhere in Timor. (Or should we just delete the article Portuguese Timor?)
Reactions? -- Writtenonsand (talk) 13:49, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

It is linked in the prose, and also in the history template. regards --Merbabu (talk) 14:01, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I see it now. -- Writtenonsand (talk) 21:00, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Melanesian?[edit]

What's the reason to say most Timorese are Melanesian when most of them speak Malayo-Polinesian languages? A literal quotation from the source book could help. Jotamar (talk) 19:53, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

If you Google image "Timorese" (admittedly not a random sample), most of the people depicted are Malay, not Melanesian.MayerG (talk) 06:33, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

With no other comments in 2 years, it's time to delete the claim, source included (sorry). --Jotamar (talk) 17:38, 31 May 2014 (UTC)