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Media: Article: Official Languages of East Timor

Submitter: Michael Johnstone

Submitter Email: mjj1000@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Media Body: The Economist magazine of 20th July has an article (p.53) on the debate
over which languages East Timor should make official - Tetum, Portuguese,
English or Indonesian. (It's available at www.economist.com for a fee.)

Michael Johnstone

Issue Number: 13.1981
Date Posted: July 26, 2002

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