Kingdom of Nita / Isl. of Flores – Prov. Nusa Tenggara Timur

The kingdom of Nita was located on the island of Flores. District of Sikka. Founded in the 17th century by the Portugese.

District of Sikka on Flores

Location island of Flores

Foto kingdoms on Flores

* Foto kings today on Flores: link
* Foto kings on Flores in the past: link

* Foto island of Flores in the past: link
* Foto old sites on Flores: link
* Foto region of Manggarai: link

Line of kingdoms on Flores: link

Video history Flores and NTT, 50.000 BC – today: link


About the king (2018)

Right: Moang Ratu Petrus da Silva; king of Nita.

History of the kingdom of Nita

In the 1600s the Portuguese founded the kingdoms of Sikka in Natar Sikka and the kingdom of Nita in the region Hoak Hewe Nita. So, since the 1600s Nuhan Ular Tana Loran was divided in 3 regions, namely the traditional kingdom of KangaE Aradae, and 2 kingdoms as portugese colonies, the kingdoms of Sikka and Nita.
In 1917 Nita became a Landschap, by decision of the dutch government, Korte Verklaring, 17 Agustus 1911 No. 18.
With as king: Don Johan da Silva.

Kingdoms on Flores, 17/18th century, incl. Nita (red)

List of kings of Nita

1885-1892: Don Fransisco da Silva
1893-1909: Don Salipi da Silva
1909-1926: Don Juan da Silva

Palace of the raja of Nita, before 199. The father of Raja Juan da Silva is standing in front of his palace.

Source Nita (only indon. language)

– Sejarah kerajaan Nita:
Tentang kerajaan Nita dan Sikka:
– Tentang masalah Raja Nita dan Raja Sikka (1903) (bah. inggris):

Source Flores (only indon. language)

– Sejarah pulau Flores:
Sejarah dan kebudayaan Suku Flores:
– Sejarah Flores memeluk Katolik:
– Asal usul pulau Flores:
– Masyarakat Flores:


Not far from Ledalero is the heritage sites of Nita Kingdom, 12 km from Maumere Town. The Nita Kingdom Regalia shows evidence and witnesses to the history of Nita Kingdom. Regalia such as royalty nita clothing, there is also a large elephant ivory and long, good ikat motifs and traditional ceremonies and dances.

Don Franciscus da Silva Raja of Nita, about 1915

Kingdom of Nita, 1910

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