The name ‘East Timor’ is a tautological toponym, meaning ‘timor’ is Malay for ‘east’ and ‘east’ means, well, ‘east’. So, East Timor actually means East East.
There is so much I didn’t know about from the above fact about East Timor from this week’s issue of whlw. A country with average of just 17.5? Oh boy!