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Gilolo

[jahy-loh-loh, ji-] /dʒaɪˈloʊ loʊ, dʒɪ-/
noun
1.
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  • Heavy gales forced him nevertheless to take refuge at Gilolo.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The chart showed me that one was Gilolo, and the other the island of Batchian.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
  • They appear to be a mixed race, partly from Gilolo, partly from New Guinea.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • He recommends the abandonment of the Spanish posts in Gilolo.

  • Gilolo, or Halmaheira as it is called by the Malays and Dutch, seems to have been recently modified by upheaval and subsidence.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • These are natives of a district in the extreme north of Gilolo, and are great wanderers over this part of the Archipelago.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • Crawfurd says that the derivation and meaning of the word is unknown, although said to be that of a people and place in Gilolo.

  • When daylight came, we saw the land of Gilolo a few miles off, but the point was unfortunately a little to windward of us.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • We then crossed over again to the mainland of Gilolo by the advice of our Gani men, who knew the coast well.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • The descriptions of these latter often agree exactly with the characters of the brown indigenes of Gilolo and Ceram.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Gilolo

Gilolo

/dʒaɪˈləʊləʊ; dʒɪ-/
noun
1.
See Halmahera
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