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Hereby the makers of this website want to declare, that we are completely neutral in all matters appearing on this site.Our only aim is to give good information about the dynasties of Indonesia,the Philippines and East-Timor.Of course we have contact with many parties to get information, but we don't choose any side what so ever in for instance temporary-rivalry in any dynasty. We only hope for unity and peace for all.

Selasa, 30 September 2008

Dynastychief Prince Benjamin Messakh of Thie/Rote
























This son of one of the last rajas of Thie became vice-bupati in Kupang district for Rote islands from 1998. The last one, because later Rote/Ndao became a separate district. He is known as a great historian and his book about the principalities of Rote/Ndao will be published in 2008.
He is an unique prince, who has his heart mainly for the well-being of the area.


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Sultan Abdullah Syah of Jailolo
























The last heir to the crown died end 17th century, then only the dynasty had some minor role in the area under the Sultan of Ternate.
Short revival 1797-1832 and a royal rebellion 1875-1876. When the rivalries in N-Moluccans began the big the Sultan of Ternate proposed to restore the social system of the 4 kingdoms of the N-Moluccans: Moloku Kie Raha. So this highest representative of the dynasty; a former armyofficer in Riau and descended from the last exiled Sultan was made sultan.
In 2008 the government wants to restore the palace of the Sultan in Soakonara.

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Dynastychief Datuk Haji Aji Abdul Rasyid gelar Kakang Demung Agung Natadiningrat of Pasir
























This sultanate in East-Kalimantan with a lot of Bugis blood in it's veins was abolished 1908 because of obstructuing cooperation with the Dutch of the sultan and chaos inside rule and dynasty.
In 2000 this prince and descendant from an important sultan was made dynastychief. After World War II he was indepence fighter, then religious specilaist and because of his enormous knowledge of local history and culture chosen to become the new dynastychief.
The dynasty is quite influential in the beautifull Pasir.
In Pasir there is a big hunger to know the local history and also to bring back more fully the local culture back in life is a big wish of Many People.


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Sultan Hamengku Buwono X of Yogyakarta
























When his father died in 1988 he was not really thinking of becoming functioning sultan, but the sentiments locally were to big, so he was installed as sultan 1989. Later he became the face of reasonable democracy in Indonesia, advisor for a life with discussion and not with arms also.
Some people say his sharpness has been less developed then taht of his father.
But really you can see him as the face of the nearly perfect things in monarchy system of Indonesia.
Also his people wants him still as governor of the Yogyakarta area, although also people say, that he must become president.
He keeps away from division in society and always want to stay neutral.


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Raja Said Arobi Uswanas of Fatagar (Papua)
























One of the most important principalities of the Onin, or Fak Fak area. In the 1880-ies ca. Fatagar had for a time no raja. The eligible person went to live in Ceram, where they had familycontacts. Then the forefather of this raja was borught back and installed as raja. All the then ruling rajas of Fatagar were known as quite good rajas.
He is high politician in district Fak Fak.
Most of the principalities here are ruled by dynasties descended from Rumbati dynasty,o r made as local semi-principality (later independent) by Rumbati. Fatagar is one of the roots principalities and it's dynasty descended from Rumbati dynasty.


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Prince Godlief Eliazar Tungga of Dengka
























Highest dynasty representative Prince Godlief Eliazar Tungga of Dengka.
Although Prince Jeremias Tungga is the eligible prince to become Manek of Dengka (lives in Jakarta), this prince is the highest dynastyrepresentative and in fact the face of the dynasty.
Every dynasty/every Manek has a different headgear. Also with that you can recognize where a Raja comes from.
Dengka is the most populated principality of Rote.


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OEnale
























Chief Dynastybranch of OEnale Prince Christoffel Hanok Lenggu.
His brother was the last raja of OEnale until his death in 1961.
Actually the Lenggu's from Bilba, but a forefather advised a raja ca. middle 19th century to do something, which would make hs rule more longer. Then he adopted that wandering Bilba chief as son. From time to time that new branch also deliverd rajas. The original dynasty is the Giri dynasty. Now the Giri- and the Lenggu branch deliver each a representative for the royal symbol.
Both branches are now ruling a part of OEnale. He himself did that from 1966-1984. Of course each has a dream to be Raja of total OEnale. Before OEnale also had the Dehla area under it's rule, but that area under a Fettor (vice-Raja) separated from OEnale.


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Manek Paulus DaE Pane of Baa

























Baa is one of the 19 principalities of Rote islands and also the capital of the Rote/Ndao district.`This Raja,`or manek is one of the few dynastychiefs,`who is installed officially as Raja of his area.`Most of the others are just chief of the clan of the raja dynasty.
Like in some other Rote principalities the dynasty has several branches.
For at time the raja was the royal face of Rote,`because no other rajas were installed.
In Baa is also the son of the first and last raja of Rote,`who ruled for some decades before World War II. He lives in a palace. This Prince Wilson Kedoh's father was asked to become the union raja of total Rote. because no raja wanted to give in, when giving that dignity to a raja, the dignity was given to a Fettor dynasty member of Landu.


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