an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. 345 sq. mi. (894 sq. km).
a seaport on this island.
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How to use Jolo in a sentence
After his service in the Jolo campaign he returned to Manila, and finally died in the mission of the island of Romblon.
Mrs. Rogers is the daughter of a German trader who lived in Jolo and died there with his boots on.
That little episode, as Jennings remarked dryly, put quite a crimp in the opium traffic in Jolo.
It's perfectly clean out here in mid-stream and there is no danger from sharks here, as there was at Zamboanga and Jolo.
A narrow channel which lies in the direct route leading from Zamboanga to Jolo separates these two islands.The History of Sulu | Najeeb M. Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for Jolo
an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. Pop: 87 998 (2000). Area: 893 sq km (345 sq miles)
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