In East Timor, there are two language varieties commonly called ‘Tetun’. The one in this dictionary is the ‘Tetun Dili’ variety after the capital city. It contains over 5800 Tetun headwords plus1700 sub-entries, and 7000 English entries. There are 2700 cross-references to related words, such as words with similar or opposite meaning, as well as 700 example sentences.
Like all languages, different words are used in different contexts. This dictionary attempts to give an approximate usage, using terms such as ‘educated’, ‘Port’ for ‘Portuguese-influenced’, and ‘informal’.
Like most dictionaries this one is a work in progress and in time will be updated.