East Timor, in Indonesian Archipelago, was the former colony of ?

(1) Dutch
(2) English
(3) French
(4) Portuguese

Correct Answer : (4) East Timor, in Indonesian Archipelago, was the former colony of Portugal in the 16th century.

Explanation :

East Timor was known as Portuguese Timor until Portugal’s decolonisation of the country.

It was colonised by Portugal in the sixteenth century and was known as Portuguese Timor until 28 November 1975, when the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) declared the territory’s independence.

Nine days later, it was invaded and occupied by Indonesia and was declared Indonesia’s 27th province the following year.

In 1999, following the United Nations-sponsored act of self-determination, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor, in Indonesian Archipelago, became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002.

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