The island of Gilolo, which seems to be Japan, is about 240 east longitude.
The chart showed me that one was Gilolo, and the other the island of Batchian.
Heavy gales forced him nevertheless to take refuge at Gilolo.
He recommends the abandonment of the Spanish posts in Gilolo.
Crawfurd says that the derivation and meaning of the word is unknown, although said to be that of a people and place in Gilolo.
Gilolo, or Halmaheira as it is called by the Malays and Dutch, seems to have been recently modified by upheaval and subsidence.
These are natives of a district in the extreme north of Gilolo, and are great wanderers over this part of the Archipelago.
The descriptions of these latter often agree exactly with the characters of the brown indigenes of Gilolo and Ceram.
We then crossed over again to the mainland of Gilolo by the advice of our Gani men, who knew the coast well.
Along with the prince of Ternate, one of his younger brothers and the king of Gilolo were both slain.