East Timor - Leste?

Jesper Nørgaard jnorgard at prodigy.net.mx
Sat Mar 8 05:58:24 UTC 2003

I have noticed that some sources insist that there was a name change of East Timor to (the more portuguese correct) Timor Leste or Timor-Leste. Even official sources are not consistant in the naming, but I have noted that two important sources




are consistently using Timor-Leste. I presume that this is also where the recent East Timor (or Timor-Leste) abbreviations TLS (ISO 3-letter country code) and TL (ISO 2-letter country code) are derived from. Should we make a name change?


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