Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan Indonesia,Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Illustrated informative site with about 300 Royal Indonesian and Princely dynasties of Indonesia, mainly in the present time.
Terong was one of the business principalities in the East-Flores area.The area is known for the close bond between people and Raja.The principality was never a close friend of nearby business principality of Lamahala.Some say ,that the Rajas of the so-caled Watan Lima area(3 on Adonara,2 on Solor and maybe Labala on Lomblem/Lembata(diferent descent)are of Buginese descent.The present Raja has a golden dagger/keris from Bugis area;given to his ancestors by a Buginese king.The Raja lives uphill in the village of Terong.The building of houses on the little hill like area(like in some other areasa also:like Lamakera on Solor;looks a bit like the using of space on Gibraltar.
Dear contacts;I am now speaking with Mister Idrus Manuputty. Alias Raja Muda Adie Jou Jengaji of Lamahala on Adonaro island. He told me that the mayor of Lamahala town died. I don't know, if he means the most recent former mayor, because that is Raja Muda Haji Buchair Sengaji, who is pretender - Raja of Lahala, or a person of the Kropong branch of the family, who delivered the mayor(kepala dessa Lamahala) before. He also said, that only limited amount of descendants of rajas (of 3 brothers in end 19th century) are eligible to become raja. The Sengaji branch is real ruling (main) branch now.
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