Timorese in Malaysia
|Regions with significant populations|
|Malay, Indonesian, Tetum and Portuguese|
|Roman Catholicism, Protestant, Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Demographics of East Timor, other ethnic groups in Indonesia|
The Timorese Malaysians or Florenese Malaysians consists of people of full or partial Timorese descent who were born in or immigrated to Malaysia. Timorese in Malaysia consist mainly of Timorese formerly resident in Indonesian West Timor as well as recent migrants from East Timor. Most of the Timorese arrived following the occupation of East Timor by Indonesia. Most of these Timorese reside in the state of Sabah especially on the east coast area of Tawau Division with some of them intermarried with the local peoples.
Relations between the state of Sabah and East Timor
Since the independence of East Timor from Indonesia, the first President of East Timor Xanana Gusmão has paid a visit to the state of Sabah on a working visit and to see the Timorese communities there.
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- "Timor-Leste PM arrives in Sabah". Bernama. New Straits Times. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
- "Sabah university, Timor-Leste ink MoU on oil and gas industrial training cooperation". Bernama. The Brunei Times. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
- Amanda Wise (1 January 2011), Exile and Return Among the East Timorese, University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 147–, ISBN 0-8122-0392-5
- Alexander Horstmann; Reed L. Wadley (15 May 2006), Centering the Margin: Agency and Narrative in Southeast Asian Borderlands, Berghahn Books, pp. 138–, ISBN 978-0-85745-439-3