O nia lalatak iha lalenok  Mak hau nia puisia nebe furak  Maibe lakon lalais deit  Ida ne'e mak ikus hau hadomi o
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Tetum poem, translated by Olinda

The love poem translated into tetum Dili (tetum), the official language of East Timor. This Mayan-Polynesian language has several dialects, Dili, Terik, Belu. 1.3 million people will be able to watch themselves in a mirror with my poem translated into tetum. Our Latin alphabet suits it very well. Timor is split into two parts: the West, which is Indonesian, and the East, which is independent. The western part was Dutch and the eastern part Portuguese.
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