Jailolo is a kecamatan district regency of Halmahera western province Indonesian of North Maluku . It is located on the west coast of Halmahera . It is a port that serves the coastal villages of the northwest of the island.


Jailolo is a former sultanate . Until the arrival of the Europeans, it was the most important political entity of Halmahera.


The local people are the Sahu . They celebrate the rice harvest in August and September with traditional dances. The Sahu recently converted to Christianity.


  • in ) Patrick Witton , Indonesia , Melbourne, Lonely Planet, ( ISBN  1-74059-154-2 ) , p.  829
  • in ) Karl Muller , Maluku: Indonesian Spice Islands , Singapore, Periplus Editions, ( ISBN  962-593-176-7 ) , p.  116