Kingdom of Anabanua / Prov. Sulawesi Selatan – Kab. Wajo

The kingdom of Anabanua is located in the sub-district Maniangpajo, District Wajo, prov. of South Sulawesi.
This kingdom existed 1737-1962.

District Wajo


Line of kingdoms on Sulawesi: link


Foto kingdoms on Sulawesi

* Foto kings on Sulawesi today: link
* Foto kings on Sulawesi in the past: link
* Foto old sites on Sulawesi: link


Video sejarah kerajaan-kerajaan di Sulawesi

– Video history kingdoms on Sulawesi, 40.000 BC – 2018: link
– Video history kingdoms on South Sulawesi, 1AD – 2020: link
– Video history kingdoms on Sulawesi Tenggara, 50.000 BC – 2020: link
– Video history kingdoms on North Sulawesi, 4000 BC – today: link


History of the kingdom of Anabanua, 1737-1962

Prior to Indonesia’s independence Anabanua was a small kingdom ruled by a female king for generations. Anabanua Kingdom consists of 13 villages headed by a village chief, namely villages: Bolamallimpong, Alausalo, Lakadaung, Buloe, Macanang, Jongkang, Lompoe, Cebbia, Salodua, Callaccu, Langkauttu, Awatanae, and Kalola. The area of Anabanua’s kingdom at that time was the same as the current Maniangpajo district (not in Macanang).

King the-12 of Anabanua, Andi Kadu Petta Ambona, ruled 1937-1950.


Origin of the kingdom

Google translation

In the year 1737 AD in the kingdom of Sangalla Cemma, Tana Toraja, the king of Sangalla tge-?, had some sons and daughters. One of the princess’s daughters and her husband and relatives left the Sangalla kingdom.
After so long leaving the Sangalla palace, they arrived at a place they consider eligible to be inhabited or made a place of settlement. This is where the pre-existing population of the place was named “Sitangnge. It lies east of the Abbisang berek’E, in the neighborhood or village of Alausalo now. Residents who have settled around the place call it a sacred place (masetang), so surprised to see the arrival of the group who chose the place as a residence. The parents husband especially the princess was very polite and quickly adapt to the natives.
So graduall had a daughtery, and raised her to eventually become king of that place. Starting from the Setangnge village, which grows and grows day by day, with geographical considerations facilitating the mobilization of the population in various directions, the village moved to MannagaE (about one kilometer west of Setangnge).
Years of years of prosperity and population increased and residents from other villages moved to settle in MannagaE. With the agreement of all community leaders, they moved the population all to a more strategic place. This last place was named We Eccu was named “Anabanua”.

King the-11 of Anabanua, Andi Coba Petta Khalifah, ruled 1907-1936.


List of kings

* First king (I) and second king (II)
* King 3: King Anabanua the third as mentioned above was a woman named We Iccu Petta Ubeng, palace in Abbisang bereE – Alausalo.
* King 4: We Soji (first daughter of We Iccu Petta Ubeng). Died in 1788.
* King 5: We Sogi (putri kedua dari We Iccu Petta Ubeng).
* King 6: We Bulimang (first daughter of We Soji). Died 1803.
* King 7: We Randeng Petta MacoaE (second daughter of We Soji).
* King 8: We Makkarennu Petta MaloloE (daughter of We Randeng).
* King 9: Indo Makketti.
* King 10: 1902 – 1907: Andi Ponte Petta Daengna, daughter of Indo Makketti.
* King 11: 1907 – 1936: Andi Coba Petta Khalifah.
* King 12: 1937 – 1950: Andi Kadu Petta Ambona.
* King 13: 1951 – 1962: Andi Muhammad Basir Petta Mamma

The palace (Sao raja) which is named Sao Raja Bunga (bunga = flowers) or commonly called Sao Raja Camming, was located in the old market now. However, Sao Raja Bunga was moved to its location on the Palopo axis road / Andi Alinuddin Street.


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