|1,251,494 (2010 census)|
|Regions with significant populations|
Central Sulawesi: 474,016
North Sulawesi: 168,025
|Related ethnic groups|
Gorontaloan people or Hulandalo are the native people to the northern part of Sulawesi. They are the most populous ethnicities in the Minahassa Peninsula. The Gorontaloans are predominantly Muslim. Their native language is Gorontaloan.
The name Gorontalo probably derives from much terms, such as:
- Hulontalangio, the name of a tribe who lives in an area
- Hua Lolontalango, means a cave used for two-way travel
- Hulutalangi, means noble
- Huluo lo Tola, means a place where Snakehead reproduces
- Pongolatalo or Pohulatalo, means a waiting place
- Gunung Telu, means the third mountain
- Hunto, means a place always flowed with water
Gorontaloans sometime refer themselves as Hulandalo, a term well known in Gorontalo and North Sulawesi, which usually used to refer the region of Gorontalo or the native people from Gorontalo.
- Kewarganegaraan, Suku Bangsa, Agama dan Bahasa Sehari-hari Penduduk Indonesia - Hasil Sensus Penduduk 2010. Badan Pusat Statistik. 2011. ISBN 9789790644175.