Gilolo


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Gilolo

(dʒaɪˈləʊləʊ; dʒɪ-)
n
(Placename) See Halmahera

Hal•ma•he•ra

(ˌhæl məˈhɛr ə, ˌhɑl-)

n.
an island in NE Indonesia: the largest of the Moluccas. ab. 100,000; 6928 sq. mi. (17,944 sq. km).
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Acaecio que, al tiempo que llegamos a esta provincia, que llaman costa de Moro, con la necesidad ya dicha, estaban en ella portugueses haciendo guerra a unos pueblos del rey de Gilolo (27)
Montada por esta parte la Nueva Guinea, costearon la parte Boreal de la Isla siguiente de Gilolo, confinante de las Islas Malucas: tomaron en ellas puerto, y desde aqui pasaron a la Java mayor a Su Nueva Batavia, colonia principal de su contrato.
These references do agree in locating the Alfuros in Celebes (modern Sulawesi) and the Moluccas, on the authority of Alfred Russel Wallace, who visited the former Spice Islands in 1858 and described the "'Alfuros' as they are here called" as the "true indigenes" of the Moluccan island of Gilolo, now called Halmahera, and as "the predominant type" on the island of Ceram (Malay 321, 370; see Fig.
The other center consists of part of New Guinea that formed part of the ancient Papualand, from where they spread northwards by way of Gilolo, Molluccas and Celebes, towards the Philippines and eastern Australia and to Polynesia.
For the final leg, from the equatorial island of Gilolo to Hirado, Saris selected a route skirting the eastern islands of the Philippines.
The clove-producing islands of Ternate, Tidore, Moti(r), Makian and Bac(h)an, where the Portuguese were based, are all very small and all, but Bac(h)an, lie north of the Equator near the island of Halmahera, sometimes referred to as Gilolo.