Luhu, Indonesia

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Luhu is located in Seram Island
Location in Seram Island
Coordinates: 3°27′26″S 127°57′13″E / 3.45722°S 127.95361°E / -3.45722; 127.95361Coordinates: 3°27′26″S 127°57′13″E / 3.45722°S 127.95361°E / -3.45722; 127.95361
RegencyWest Seram
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)

Luhu is a small town on the southwestern coast of the Indonesian island of Seram.[1] It lies near the end of the Hoamoal Peninsula, between Kulur and Urieng on the tip. Luhu is noted for its Makassan traders, exporting cloves from the port.[2] The clove industry took off in the first half of the 17th century, at the time when Luhu was a vassal of Tidore.[3] The Dutch secured a military post at Luhu.[4]The Luhu language is spoken in the vicinity.[5]


  1. ^ "Seram Island (map)". Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ Ellen, R. F. (January 2003). On the Edge of the Banda Zone: Past and Present in the Social Organization of a Moluccan Trading Network. University of Hawaii Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-8248-2676-5.
  3. ^ Reuter, Thomas (1 January 2006). Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land: Land and Territory in the Austronesian World. ANU E Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-920942-70-0.
  4. ^ Widjojo, Muridan (10 December 2008). The Revolt of Prince Nuku: Cross-cultural Alliance-making in Maluku, c.1780-1810. BRILL. p. 157. ISBN 978-90-474-2533-5.
  5. ^ Frawley, William J. (2003). International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-19-513977-8.