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

The Kingdom of Alor is located on the island of Alor. District of Alor.

Province of Nusa Tenggara Timur


* Foto kingdoms on the island of Alor: link


Present Raja 

King today (2008): Raja Muda Muhammad Marzuki Nampira.


History of the kingdom of Alor

The Nampira dynasty actually originated from the Lamakera kingdom on Solor island (east of Alor and Flores), in accordance with local tradition.
The local title for Kapitan is Atabeng.
The Nampira king’s family on the island of Alor before was only Capitan Dulolong, on the other side of Kalabahi bay from the residence of the Alor kings of what they now call the Tulimau dynasty.
Some of the kings of this dynasty are very non-cooperating, not fit to be true kings and possibly some other reason.


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.

 Island of Alor


Source (only in indon. language)

Tentang raja dan kerajaan Alor: http://www.indonesiatraveling.com/nusatenggara/nusa-tenggara-dynasties/old-dynasties-alor-archipel/28691-alor-raja-muda-muhammad-marzuki-nampira.html
– Info Raja Nampira (2008):  http://riaulingga.blogspot.co.id/2005/08/kolana-batulolong-alor-ntt.html
Info Raja Nampira (2008):  http://kerajaan-indonesia.blogspot.co.id/2008/10/raja-muda-muhammad-marzuki-nampira-of.html
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– Sejarah pulau Alor di Wiki: link
– Alor dulu dan sekarang:  http://alor-kenari.blogspot.co.id/2012/01/alor-dulu-dan-sekarang.html
– Tentang Suku Alor: http://suku-dunia.blogspot.nl/2014/08/sejarah-suku-alor-di-nusa-tenggara.html
– Sejarah pulau Alor: http://posalor.blogspot.co.id/2014/02/sejarah-pulau-alor.html
– Masuknya Islam di Alor: http://bz69elzam.blogspot.nl/2008/08/sekilas-sejarah-masuknya-islam-di-alor.html