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Timor is an island in southeast Asia comprising East Timor and part of Indonesia known as West Timor.

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Timurid Empire Empire in the ancient Persian territories founded by Timur

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Timur, Temür, Temir or Tömör is a Turkic and Mongolic name which literally means iron. It is a cognate of the Turkish name Demir. In Indonesian, timur translates to east, and symbolizes hope by the rising sun.

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