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Sulu

[soo-loo] /ˈsu lu/
noun, plural Sulus (especially collectively) Sulu.
1.
a member of the most numerous tribe of Moros, living chiefly in the Sulu Archipelago.
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  • Ragtime floated to us, and presently a snatch from "The Sultan of Sulu."

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • The general aspect of Sulu (Joló) is cheerful and attractive.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The Sultan claims to be the nominal owner of all the product of Sulu waters.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The climate of Mindanao and Sulu Islands is healthy and delightful.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • Spanish forts were at times established in Sulu, and afterwards demolished.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • That the number of arms brought to Zamboanga by Sulu chiefs was excessive.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • It was the most crushing defeat ever inflicted on the Sulu Nationalist Party.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The root of the Sulu language is Sanscrit, mixed with Arabic.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • The pearl fisheries of Palawan were the property of the Sultan of Sulu.

    Anting-Anting Stories Sargent Kayme
  • How could a government that put it down rest on the consent of Sulu?

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid

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