Blog Archives

Tetum: Not Malay or Indonesian

Tetum is a language of the Austronesian family and, along with Portuguese, is spoken in East Timor. And, while it is strongly influenced by Malay and Indonesian, it is, indeed, a different language. Some history to understand why Portuguese and Tetum are spoken in this area Back in the 15th century, language spoken in Central […]

Tagged with:

Portuguese and Tetum in the same country?

What is and where can we find East Timor? East Timor, just the eastern part, is a country located in the southeast of Asia. As its name explains quite clearly, it occupies just half of the island of Timor. The other half, towards the west, forms part of Indonesia. Other neighboring islands include Atauro, Jaco, […]

Tagged with: