Adonara

Adonara is an island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, located east of the larger island of Flores. It is in the Nusa Tenggara Timur province.

History

Local history on Adonara traces its roots to a state that was founded about 1650 on the island. Some postindependence local officials trace their roots to past rulers, called raja, of Adonara, who include:

  • Foramma, circa 1650
  • Balawamma, c1675
  • Buli I, c1681-1682 (or 1691)
  • Eko ...-1688, +(killed by mountain people) 1688. Brother of:
  • Gogok c1702
  • Wuring before 1710-1719. (Son of Buli I and father of Buli II)
  • Buli II 1719-after 1756
  • Lakabella Jo c1832
  • Begu ....-28/7/1850, +(killed) 28/7/1850. Father of:
  • Pela(ng) 1850-1857. Brother of:
  • (Lakabella?) Jo 1857-1868. Brother of:
  • Kamba Begu 1868-1893. Father of:
  • Bapa Tuan, temporary Raja in 1893 for 6 months. Brother of:
  • Arkiang Kamba (Arakang) 1893(or 1894?)-abdicated 18/12/1930, c1866
  • Gela (pretender during the rule of his father Bapa Tuan)
  • Bapa Ama (Regent with the title of Kapitan 1930-1/12/1935, condemned to live imprisonment before 24 April 1936 and sent to Kupang. Son of a sister of Kamba Begu)
  • Raja Nuhung Bapa, 1915, +after 1950. Son of Gela
  • Bapa Nuhur, Regent 1936/41-1940s during the minorship of Raja Nuhung Bapa
  • Raja Bapa Gela, 1905, +..... Son of:
  • Bapa Kaya, Regent 1940s-12/1/1954 during the minorship of Raja Bapa Gela
  • Mohamad Eke (not titled Raja 1954-19...., first referred as Government Asst during Bapa Kaya's rule and also Kapitan of Adonara, 1929, +c1985. Greatgrandson of Raja Jo)

External links

  • Satellite photo of Adonara (http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/images/Adonara_Island_Indones_image.html) — at Windows to the Universe, showing Adonara's volcanoesid:Adonara
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