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Dili

(dē`lē), city (2002 est. pop. 49,900), capital of East TimorEast Timor
or Timor-Leste
, Tetum Timor Lorosae, republic, officially Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2015 est. pop. 1,241,000), 5,950 sq mi (15,410 sq km), in the Lesser Sundas, Malay Archipelago, off the SE Asia mainland.
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. on the N coast of Timor, on Ombai Strait. Dili is the largest city and chief port and commercial center of East Timor. Soap, perfume, and pottery are produced, and coffee is processed. In World War II, Dili was occupied by the Japanese from Feb., 1942, until end of the war. Much of the city was destroyed in the violence following the 1999 vote for East Timorese independence. The Univ. of East Timor is there.

Dili

 

a city and port on the northern coast of the island of Timor. Population, 18,800 (1965). Dili is a center for the production of soap, perfume, and pottery, as well as for the processing of coffee. Cotton, coffee, copra, rubber, wool, and leather are exported.

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Since it was a 'one win, one loss' draw, I interpret the outcome as people's voice calling on us to hang on,'' he told reporters traveling with him near Dili, East Timor.
DILI, East Timor: Australian peacekeepers were last night accused of shooting dead an Indonesian policeman and wounding two others in a fire fight on the border between East Timor and Indonesian-governed West Timor.
One week later, on March 23, the Indonesian military cracked down on peaceful protesters at the Mahkota Hotel in Dili, East Timor. According to Amnesty International, which issued an emergency.
The 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo of Dili, East Timor, told the Jubilee Justice gathering here July 17: "You hold in your hands great power to affect the future of the world, for good or evil."
The officials said the first of several anticipated rounds of talks will be held in Dili, East Timor's capital, and will last for three days.