The kingdom of Barnusa is located on west Pantar Island, province of Nusa Tenggara Timur.
The ruling power was split between 2 clans: Baso and Blegar.
Present king (2008): Kapitan Bastian C. Blegur
There is actually here one paramount Raja of the Baso-dynasty, but in this principality on Pantar island (North of Timor) there is another powerful ruling family, who can be regarded as vice-raja with title of Kapitan. In other areas in this province the title Kapitan mostly refers to districtchief only without mostly any sovereign power, but in Barnusa this is different.
The Blegur ruling family has their own responsibilty in a part of Barnusa and only cooperates strongly with the Baso-raja dynasty.
Kapitan Bastian Blegur is the grandson of last semi-sovereign of the Kalondama area and is given the title of Kapitan of Barnusa. Already for more than 35 years he is the real leader of the people.
History of the kingdom of Barnusa
During the heyday of the triumph of Majapahit (1367) there was Galiau Watang Lema (Pantar) or coastal areas islands. Galiau which consists of five kingdoms, namely Kui and Flower Bali in Alor and Blagar, Pandai and Baranua on Pantar. The alliance of these 5 kingdoms on the coast is believed to have close ties with each other. Even kings claim to have the same ancestors. The founder of the 5 kingdoms of the coastal area were 5 sons Mau Wolang from Majapahit and they grew up in Pandai.
Early 20th century Alor consisted of five kingdoms, namely Kui, Batulolong, Kolana, Baranusa and Alor. Alor royal territory covered the northern part of the island of Alor, Kabola.
Location of island of Pantar (and Barnusa)
House of the family of the king of Barnusa
Grave of king Aku Boli.