Nani Wartabone

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Nani Wartabone (30 January 1907 – 3 January 1986) was a politician from Gorontalo who was declared a National Hero of Indonesia in 2003.

Wartabone became involved with social work as secretary of the Jong Gorontalo in Surabaya in 1923. Five years later, he became chairman of the Gorontalo branch of the Indonesian National Party (PNI). He declared Gorontalo's independence on 23 January 1942, three years before the proclamation of Indonesian independence on 17 August 1945.