Sultanate of Loloda / Island of Halmahera – Prov. Maluku Utara

The Sultanate of Loloda is located on the island of Halmahera.

Prov. Maluku Utara


* Foto  Sultanate of Loloda: link


About the sultan
* 1999-2004: In 1999 Jogugu Bayan Bin Syamsuddin was inaugurated. He died in 2004.
* 30 October 2008: He was replaced by his son (born 1959) Jogugu Kaicil Lutfi Muhammad Syamsuddin, who was officially inaugurated as king of Loloda at the palace of the Sultan of Ternate 30-8-2009.
* 19 March 2016: The coronation of the new Sultan Loloda: Sultan Suaib Samsudin Sjah.


History of the sultanate of Loloda

The Loloda Sultanate is located in North Halmahera, and is believed to be one of the oldest kingdoms in Maluku.
There are 5 sultanates in Maluku:
Sultanate of Loloda.
The kingdoms of Maluku were established in the 13th century.
When the Europeans (Portuguese) arrived  early 16th century, the Sultanate of Loloda had no role and no effect anymore, because it was annexated by the Sultanate of Ternate.
In the 18th century, the Loloda Sultanate was equal with a district.
In the “Letter Gezaghebber of Ternate” dated September 8, 1808, it is mentioned, that the Loloda Ruler retains the name Kolano Loloda and has a complete Bobato Madopolo consisting of Jogugu, Kapita Laut, Hakim to Sowohi and other Offices.
Kolano Syamsuddin was later not allowed to return to Loloda. He was taken to Java and only allowed to return to Ternate in 1915. Kolano Syamsuddin died in 1915. After Kolano Syamsuddin diansingkan, automatically the power of the Kingdom of Loloda was ended and the Kingdom of Loloda is under the power of the Kingdom of Ternate.
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