Culturally speaking, one of the most remarkable facts about
the Timorese is their ethno-cultural heterogeneity.
Guide : Timor-Leste
Welcome to East Timor, South-East Asia's newest nation. It has
fine beaches, colonial towns, rugged mountains and a lush interior,
with Dili a taste of Portugal in the tropics.
Little is known of Timor and its inhabitants before 1500, although
Chinese and Javanese traders visited the island in search of
plentiful sandalwood and beeswax from the 13th century.
Dili : The Capital
Dili, also spelled Díli, Dilli or Dilly, is the capital
of East Timor. It lies on the northern coast of Timor island,
the easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands.