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THE FACTS
NAME: Timor-Leste
LOCATION: Asia
GOVERNMENT:   Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English. There are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by significant numbers of people.
MAJOR RELIGION(S):  Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1%.
MAJOR ETHNIC GROUPS: Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian), Papuan, small Chinese minority.

   
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