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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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  • At present Chinese merchants have complete control of the trade of the Sulu Archipelago.

    The History of Sulu Najeeb M. Saleeby
  • The group of islands forming the Sulu Archipelago is the southern islands of the Philippines.

    A Soldier in the Philippines Needom N. Freeman
  • An atoll in the Sulu Archipelago that had been 270 overlooked—that was really the incredible part of it.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • Since that date the islands forming this group have not been recognized politically as a part of the Sulu Archipelago.

    The History of Sulu Najeeb M. Saleeby
  • I have already mentioned that they were supposed to have been the original inhabitants of the Sulu Archipelago.

  • Jolo is the strategical site for the post in the Sulu Archipelago.

    The Story of General Pershing Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for Sulu Archipelago

Sulu Archipelago

/ˈsuːluː/
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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