Sultanate of Sambaliung / Prov. Kalimantan Timur

The Sulanate of Sambaliung: 1810 – 1960. Located in the District of Berau, Province of East Kalimantan.

District of Berau

Foto sultanate of Sambaliung

Foto sultanate of Sambaliung: link
Foto palace of the sultanate of Sambaliung: link

Foto kingdoms on Kalimantan

* Foto sultans and kings, still on Kalimantan: link
Foto sultans and kings in the past: link
Foto of palaces on Kalimantan: link
Foto of the Dayak People: link
Foto of Kalimantan in the past: link

Video history kingdoms on Kalimantan

– List kingdoms on Kalimantan: link
– Video history kingdoms on Kalimantan, 45.000 BC – 2017: link
Video history kingdoms on West Kalimantan, 45.000 BC – today: link
– Video history kingdoms on Central / South Kalimantan, 1AD – 2020: link
– Video history kingdoms on East / North Kalimantan, 1AD – 2020: link


About the Sultan today (2020)

The sultanate of Sambaliung is by Datu Hasanudin since 2018.
Datu Amir was the leader of the sultanate of Sambaliung 2014 – 2017.
Datu Fachruddin was the leader of the sultanate of Sambaliung from 2009 to 2013.
The three of them are the children of Sultan Sambaliung, Sultan Muhammad Aminuddin (1902-1960), who deserves to take turns in getting the position. The term “Pemangku Adat” is not quite right because he comes from the Sultanate breed.

History of the sultanate of Sambaliung, 1810 – 1960

The kingdom of Berau emerged from five “regions” (also called “Banuwa”) and two “kampung”, ie administrative regions in effect at that time.
During the reign of Sultan Muhammad Hasanuddin (1731-1767) and Sultan Zainal Abidin (1779-1800), Islam became the religion of the majority of Berau. The title “Sultan” which carried the king (as a substitute for “Aji”) is a marker that Islam is the official religion of the empire.
The seed of the split up within the royal family, started after the reign of Aji Dilayas, king Berau the 9th. The King had many descendants. Two of them were as powerful as a replacement candidate king, Pangeran Tua and Pangeran Dipati. In deciding who should replace their father, there was a big debate among the royal family. Fearing the conflict will get bigger, there was a joint decision, that the Kingdom of Berau will be led alternately by the two and by the descendants of both. As the eldest son, Pangeran Tua had the opportunity to rule from 1673 to 1700. While his brother, Pangeran Dipati ruled from 1700 until 1731.
About 1810: While descents of Aji Pangeran Tua, the heir to the throne of King of the title of Sultan Alimuddin, got the region south of the Berau, as well as the region of the left and right Kelay River. Sultan Gazi Mahyudi later founded the kingdom of Gunung Tabur. While Raja Alam founded the Sultanate of Sambaliung. In 1750 the sultanate of Bulungan was established.
So, 3 kingdoms originated from Berau kingdom:

* Sambaliung,
* Gunung Tabur,
* Bulungan.

Photo of Sultan Muhammad Aminuddin no 4 from right, this photo is located in the Dutch School, Teluk Bayur District, Kab. Berau. Sultan Muhammad Aminuddin was the last Sultan in the Sambaliung Sultanate, he served as Sultan from 1902-1960.

List of kings


  • Sultan Muhammad Alimuddin/raja Alam (1810-1844)
  • Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin/raja Bungkoh (1844-1848)
  • Sultan Muhammad Hadi Jalaluddin bin Alam (1848-1850)
  • Sultan Muhammad Hasyik Syarifuddin bin Alam (1850 – 1863)
  • Sultan Muhammad salehuddin (1863-1869)
  • Sultan Muhammad Adil Jalaluddin bin Muhammad Jalaluddin (1869 – 1881)
  • Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Khalifatullah Bayanuddin bin Muhammad Jalaluddin (1881-1902 ))
  • Sultan Muhammad Aminuddin (Datuk Ranik) (1902-1960).

Palace of the kingdom: Istana Sambaliung

Sambaliung Palace in Berau district of East Kalimantan province is one of the historical evidence of the existence of Sambaliung sultanate. After the death of the 8th Sultan of Sambaliung, Sultan Muhammad Aminuddin in 1959, the palace of Sambaliung was later converted into a museum which housed many historical objects.
* Foto palace of the sultanate of Sambaliung: link

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah kesultanan Sambaliung di Wiki: link
– Sejarah kesultanan Sambaliung:
– Sejarah kesultanan Sambaliung:
– Kerajaaan Sambaliung dan Gunung Tabur:
Tentang Keraton Sambaliung: link

– Daftar raja Sambaliung di Wiki: Wiki
Daftar raja Sambaliung:

Datu Amir dinobatkan jadi pemangku Adat (sept. 2014):

– Foto report Istana Sambaliung 2013 (received from kerajaan indonesia): link

Kingdoms on East Kalimantan

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