Kingdom of Salurang / Isl. of Sangihe – Prov. Sulawesi Utara

The kingdom of Salurang was located on the island of Sangihe, Kab. Kepulauan Sangihe, provinsi Sulawesi Utara.
The centre of this kingdom was in Manuwe around 1500 and under the rule of Kulane Bulega Langi son of Kulane Melintang Nusa.

Location of Sangihe


Location of Sangihe

Foto kingdoms on the island of Sangihe in the past: link

Video history Sangihe, Talaud, and Sitaro, 1295-2018: link


History of the kingdom of Salurang

Google translation

The first Kulano (king) of Tampunganlawo was named Gumansalangi, and his wife was named Ondoasa who also was called Sangiangkonda or Kondowulaeng.
Gumansalangi was a Crown Prince of the Sultan in Kotabato (South Mindanao) late in the 12th century. According to his father’s message, Gumansalangi with his wife Ondaasa had to move out of Kotabato with the intention that they could establish a new kingdom on the East.

So, they departed from Kotabato by using the SAKTI ULAR Boat stop at Wiarulung (Balut Island), then headed south to Mandolokang Island (Tagulandang), and on this island they did not descend, but they went directly via Siau Island to Tampunganglawo. They were followed by the brother of Andoasa named Prince Bawangunglara.
In Tabukan Selatan they landed at a place called Saluhe Beach. Since Gumansalangi was a Kulano or King, the place where they landed changed its name by the inhabitants there into SALUHANG.
SALUHANG then changed to SALURANG until now.

In the 13th century, they established a new kingdom in Salurang and its territory reached Marulang.
After the kingdom of Salurang existed, Prince Bawangunglaro with his SAKTI ULAR boat went on his journey back to the Northeast and he arrived at Talaud which is on Kabaruan Island in one place that was named Prince until now.
After the departure of Bawangunglaro to Talaud, Gumansalangi and his wife did not settle again in Salurang, and the place was only made Government Center. They moved to the summit of Mount Sahendarumang and settled there.
After they were in this place, there was always heard sounds of thunder and lightning that emanate from the summit of the mountain, so Gumansalangi named MEDELLU which means GUNTUR which reads and Ondaasa named MEKILA which means glittering luminous and to date both names have been not changed anymore. Gumansalangi and Ondaasa have 2 children namely Melintang Nusa and Meliku Nusa.

After his two sons grew up, the Royal Government of Salurang was handed over to his eldest son, Melintang Nusa in 1350, while his youngest son Meliku Nusa went to the South and arrived at Bolaangmangondow; he married Menongsangiang (Princess Bolaangmangondow) and he settled there until death.

A brief history of the kingdoms on the Sangihe Islands

13th century: kingdom of Tampunganglawo.

After 1400 the Tampunganglawo kingdom was divided into 2 parts, namely the northern part named Sahabe (Lumango) and the southern part named Manuwo (Saluran).

After 1530 these two kingdoms were reunited again by King Makaampo (Makaampo Wawengehe) with his territory starting from Sahabe, Kuma, Kuluhe, Manalu, Channel to Lapango, and this kingdom was called Rimpulaeng with the center of government in Channel (Moade) and ended until 1575.

Then Tampunganglawo, 3 kingdoms emerged:
* The Tahuna (Malahasa) kingdom was centered in Tahuna (Bukide), with its King Ansaawuwo also known as Tatehe or Tatehewoba (1580-1625).
* The Manganese kingdom was centered in Kauhis, with its King Boo or also known as Liung Tolosang (1600-1630).
* The Kingdom of Kendahe was centered in Makiwulaeng, with its King Egaliwutang (1600-1640).

1670: Around the 1670s, apart from the Tagulandang kingdom and the previously existing Siau kingdom on the southern boundary (Siau Tagulandang Biaro Islands), in Sangihe there were nine kingdoms, namely:

kingdom of Kendahe,
kingdom of Taruna,
kingdom of Kolongan,
kingdom of Manganitu,
– kingdom of Kauhis,
kingdom of Limau,
kingdom of Tabukan,
– kingdom of Sawang (Saban)
– kingdom of Tamako.

1900: In the 1900s only three kingdoms remained on Sangihe, namely:
kingdom of Tabukan,
kingdom of Manganitu,
kingdom of Kendahe-Taruna.

Previous kingdoms disappeared because of a number of reasons.
The Tamako Kingdom became part of the Siau kingdom on the Siau Islands.
Meanwhile, the Limau kingdom was crushed by troops sent by the Dutch Governor in Maluku, Padtbrugge. This kingdom was ruined.
The Sawang Kingdom joined the Tahuna kingdom.
The Kauhis Kingdom joined the Manganitu kingdom.
In 1898 the kingdom of Kendahe and the kingdom of Taruna were united.

Source Salurang (only indon. language)

– Sejarah kerajaan Salurang:

Source kingdoms on Sangihe (only indon. language)

Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe:
Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe:
Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe:
Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe:
– Raja raja Sangihe Talaud:×600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html
– Sejarah kerajaan-kerajaan di Sulawesi Utara:

Old maps of the islands of Sangihe, Talaud dan Tagulandang

Islands Sangihe (Sangir), Talaud and Tagulandang, 1700.


Islands Sangir (Sangir) and Talaud, 1724


Islands Sangihe (Sangir), Talaud and Tagulandang, 1894

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