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Tetum (also Tetun) is an Austronesian language, a national language and one of the two official languages of East Timor. It is also used in parts of West Timor that adjoin East Timor, particularly in Belu Regency. Some of its dialects have been greatly influenced by Portuguese, the other official language of the country, especially in their vocabulary, but also in aspects of their grammar.
Sobre a língua Tetum / Kona ba Lian Tetun / About the Tetum Language (from Omniglot):
Deklarasaun Konjunta husi Órgaun Soberanu Repúblika Demokrátika Timor-Leste nian Kona-ba Lia-Tetun Ofisiál (Dez 2008):
Declaração Conjunta dos Órgãos de Soberania da República Democrática de Timor-Leste sobre a Utilização do Tétum Oficial:
Joint Declaration by the Sovereign Organs of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste relating to Tetum (December 2008):
QUER APRENDER TÉTUM?
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN TETUM?
Finding Common Ground Between Four Languages in Timor-Leste. A very interesting short film presentation on the commonalities in the dominant languages in use in Timor-Leste by Ken Westmoreland.
_____Kompetisaun Hakerek Istoria / Short Story Competition:
A selection of texts, including some children's literature, in the Tetum Language:
|Official language in||East Timor|
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