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Jolo

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noun
  1. an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. 345 sq. mi. (894 sq. km).
  2. a seaport on this island.
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Sulu Archipelago

noun
  1. an island group in the SW Philippines, separating the Sulawesi Sea from the Sulu Sea. 1086 sq. mi. (2813 sq. km). Capital: Jolo.
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Historical Examples

  • The Moro schools at Jolo and at Zamboanga have been failures.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

    Paul T. Gilbert

  • Major Sweet was in command of the post at Jolo for some time.

  • They could be seen on the hills around Jolo with torches moving about all night.

  • The Sultan of Jolo was fortified about ten miles across the mountains from Jolo.

  • The transport Warren came to Jolo for the battalion on June 15th.


British Dictionary definitions for jolo

Jolo

noun
  1. 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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Sulu Archipelago

noun
  1. a chain of over 500 islands in the SW Philippines, separating the Sulu Sea from the Celebes Sea: formerly a sultanate, ceded to the Philippines in 1940. Capital: Jolo. Pop: 619 668 (2000). Area: 2686 sq km (1037 sq miles)
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