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

The kingdom of Tahuna was located on the island of Sangihe, province of North Sulawesi. The centre of this kingdom was in Kolongan, under the rule of the king Tatohe, in 1580. The kingdom of Tahuna existed until 1942 (?).

Location of Sangihe

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Location of Sangihe


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


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


KINGDOM OF TAHUNA

History of the kingdom of Tahuna

After 1400 the Kingdom of Tampunganglawo was divided into 2 parts, namely the Northern part called Sahabe (Lumango) and the Southern part named Manuwo (Salurang).
After 1530 these two kingdoms were reunited again by the king Makaampo (Makaampo Wawengehe); the territory was from Sahabe, Kuma, Kuluhe, Manalu, Salurang to Lapango, and the kingdom was called RIMPULAENG with its Government Center in Salurang (Moade) and ended in 1575, because Makaampo had been killed by Ambala a Hero from Mantelagheng (Tamako).
After the end of Rimpulaeng, in Tampunganglawo arose again 3 kingdoms:
– The kingdom of Tahuna (Malahasa) was centered in Tahuna (Bukide), with its king Ansaawuwo also called Tatehe or Tatehewoba (1580-1625).
– The kingdom of Manganitu (Kauhis), was based in Kauhis, with its King Boo or also called Liung Tolosang (1600-1630).
– The kingdom of Kendahe was based in Makiwulaeng, with its King Egaliwutang (1600-1640).

King of Tahuna


List of kings of Tahuna

  • 1580-1625: Raja Tatehewoba
  • Raja Buntuang
  • Raja Mathin Tatandang
  • Raja Papahang Sulung (Paparang)
  • Raja Manulung Bansage Paparang
  • Raja Mohonise Paparang
  • Raja Hasubala (Rasubala)
  • Raja Mamatanusa Rasubala
  • Raja Paneke Rasubala
  • Raja Tabaleta Jacobus
  • Raja Saraweta Rasubala
  • Raja M. Belanda Jacobus
  • Raja E.L.T. Rasubala Limampula
  • 1878-1887: Raja Salmon Tuwondai Dumalang
  • 1887-1891: Raja Markus Mohonis Dumalang
  • Raja Soleman Ponto
  • Raja Christiaan Ponto
  • Raja Bastian I
  • Raja Bastian II
  • Raja F.I. Adrian.

King of Tahuna, Engelhard Bastiaan, was not yet 30 years old. He took the throne in 1939 succeeding his father Albert Bastiaan who died. The young king who married a Parengkuan woman from Minahasa, when Japan was in power from May 1942 to July 1943, was trusted to run the government in the former Onderafdeeling Sangihe en Talaud-eilanden which was previously controlled by Controller J.G.H. Kramps and Controller W. Langendonk. Then he was arrested by the japanese Kempetai. There is a version, the position (as king in Japanese times) was not held for long, because he was said to have been executed in 1942 as well.

King Christiaan Ponto of Tahuna (-1929)


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 Tahuna (only indon. language)

Terbentuknya Kerajaan-Kerajaan dan Kulano di Sangihe
– Sejarah raja Tahuna: http://adrianuskojongian.blogspot.co.id/2013/01/misteri-kematian-raja-raja-dan-tokoh.html
– Daftar raja Tahuna: http://raja-rajasangihetalaud.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/800×600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html

Source kingdoms on Sangihe (only indon. language)

Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe: http://9soputan9.blogspot.co.id/2013/11/kerajaan-sangihe-talaud.html
Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe: http://dhevinadalinda.blogspot.co.id/2014/10/cerita-sejarah-raja-gumansalangi-raja.html
Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe: http://sangihekab.go.id/home/index.php?document_srl=855&mid=Sejarah
Sejarah kerajaan di Sangihe: http://manado.tribunnews.com/2013/06/25/asal-usul-manado-siau-dan-sangihe-talaud
– Raja raja Sangihe Talaud: http://raja-rajasangihetalaud.blogspot.co.id/2016/08/800×600-normal-0-false-false-false-en.html
– Sejarah kerajaan-kerajaan di Sulawesi Utara: https://arkeologiriset.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/sejarah-sangihe-pilipin


Old maps of the islands of Sangihe, Talaud dan Tagulandang

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

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Islands Sangir (Sangir) and Talaud, 1724

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Islands Sangihe (Sangir), Talaud and Tagulandang, 1894


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