Kingdom of Batulolong / Isl. of Alor – Prov. Nusa Tenggara Timur

The Kingdom of Batulolong is located on the island of Alor, province of Nusa Tenggara Timor. District of Alor.

Location island of Alor

* Foto kingdoms on the island of Alor: link

Present Raja (2008): Raja Constantijn Karimalei of Batulolong.

History kingdom of Batulolong

Batulolong Kingdom is one of several kingdoms on the island of Alor. Another kingdom exists:
* Kerajaan Kui,
* Kerajaan Alor,
* Kerajaan Kolana.

Alor Island located on the North of Timor Island was in the past divided into several small kingdoms, one of them is Batulolong Kingdom in South Alor. The traces of the remains of Batulolong are still present in the village of Kiraman in the form of old royal sites and heritage items.
According to the tradition the first ruler, or Lord Batulolong, came from East-Timor: Kepanu Kani. This king, born in 1928, was the younger brother of the last ruling king Batulolong by the name of King Lourens Karimalei, who was the 14th ruler of Batulolong, 1947-1962.
He died in 1996.
The kings largely started as beach-kings / rulers, who came from other islands and tried to make cooperation with the inland people.

List of kings

1) Names of the kings before colonialism:

  1. Raja Karlaukep
  2. Raja Maleikari I
  3. Raja Awenlo
  4. Raja  Awengkari I
  5. Raja Losa
  6. Raja Asakamen
  7. Raja Laubana
  8. Raja Maleikari II
  9. Raja Lauika
  10. Raja Karlau
  11. Raja Laubaki
  12. Raja Kamusawen I
  13. Raja Karimalei
  14. Raja Sarata
  15. Raja Makunimau
  16. Raja Laukosi

The sixteen kings including the king of Karlaukep were adat (traditional) kings before the colonial period. These kings each made the rules according to their customary and cultural development (caraprimitif).

– Source:

2) List of kings in the 20th century

* Kepanu Kani; 1st Lord of B. From Loehuwehha/E-Timor. Founder of kampong Kiraman.The capital of kerajaan Batulolong (Batulolong princuipality).
* Karamalei Gabapa/Bapada-10 th Lord; ruled mid 19th century-1897.
* Chasper alais Kamusang Karimalei alaias Kamusi Kamusiweng.Son; until abdication 12-6-1914.
* Alfonsius Fredrik Awengkari; son of brother; abd. 1st half of 1937; born ca. 1871; alias Risi Bera.
* Wilhelmus Awengkari; son;born ca. 1909; abdicated 11-8-1943; died 1943. In 1938 already sick; wakil(representative raja)then: Kapitan Laubea. After abdication a certain Malekari was temporary-raja.Born ca. 1918,died 1998.B 1927.
* Lourens Karimalei. 1947-62; died 1996; son of br. of Raja Chasper.
* Constantijn Karimalei; brother; born 1928.

Source: D.P.Tick:

Kingdoms on the island of Alor

NB: kerajaan = kingdom

* Kerajaan Abui,
* Kerajaan Alor,
* Kerajaan Batulolong,
* Kerajaan Bungabali,
* Kerajaan Kolana,
* Kerajaan Kui,
* Kerajaan Mataru,
* Kerajaan Munaseli,
* Kerajaan Pandai,
* Kerajaan Pureman.

History of the island of Alor

More than 15 different indigenous languages are spoken on Alor, the majority of them classified as Papuan or non-Austronesian. These include Abui, Adang, Hamap, Kabola, Kafoa, Woisika, Kelon, and Kui. In addition, Alorese is a Malayo-Polynesian language.

In a grave on Alor, five fishhooks were found under the chin and jaw of a woman, dating back to 12,000 years.
The Portuguese were the first Europeans in the region in the 16th century. Alor was then considered the home of cannibals, who did not want to be converted to Catholic Christianity. Only later did Calvinists succeed in converting part of the population. Previously, Islam could establish itself in parts of the island. In Greater Alor (Alor Besar), a 12th-century Koran is kept, which was brought here in 1500 from the Moluccan island of Ternate by five missionaries.
In 1851, Portuguese Governor José Joaquim Lopes de Lima, without authorization from Lisabon, sold Portugal’s claims of the Alor Archipelago and other areas on the Lesser Sunda Islands, nominally under Portuguese sovereignty, to the Netherlands for 200,000 florins.
Lopes de Lima fell out of favor and was deposed and arrested when Lisabon learned of the treaty. On the return journey to Portugal he died in Batavia. From 1854 the agreements were renegotiated. The Lisbon Treaty finally confirmed the sale. The ratification took place in 1859. However, the old connections between Alor and the Portuguese Timor still existed for a long time. In 1886, the locals paid Alors an annual tribute to the Liurai of Liquiçá, in the form of rice, corn, cotton and more.


Source (only indon. language)

Sejarah kerajaan Batulolong:
Injil masuk kerajaan Batulolong (2009)
– Daftar raja Batulolong sebelum penjajahan:
Daftar raja Batulolong abad ke-20, oleh D.P.Tick:
Tentang raja Batulolong (2008):

– Sejarah pulau Alor di Wiki: link
– Alor duludan sekarang:
– Sejarah Suku Alor:
– Sejarah pulau Alor:
– Masuknya Islam di Alor: