Kingdom of Batu Lappa / Prov. Sulawesi Selatan – kab. Pinrang

The Kingdom of Batu Lappa was a kingdom in the region of Enrekang, District of Pinrang, South Sulawesi. 14th Century.
It was part of the Federation “Massenrempulu”.

District of Pinrang

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History of the kingdom of Batu Lappa

Google translation

Pinrang area before the 20th century was a kingdom called the Kingdom of Sawitto. This kingdom oversaw small kingdoms, such as Batulappa kingdom, Sidenreng, Sawitto, Suppa, Rappang Kassa, Alitta. The kingdom of Sawitto achieved its fame in the 15th century, when the Sawitto Kingdom was led by La Paleteang, the 14th king of Sawitto.
These kingdoms, were a Federation called “Lima Ajattappareng”. Lima Ajattappareng, was a treaty covenant agreed by 5 kings in a meeting, that took place in Suppa in the 15th century, covering the kingdom of Sawitto, Suppa, Sidenreng, Rapang, and Alitta. Later also joined the kingdom of Batu Lappa and the kongdom of Kassa, they were the alliance Massenreng Pulu.

Map of Batu Lappa in the past

List of Kings

C. 1750: Batulapa founded.

Penguasa / Ruler (Aru / Aroa):

* c.1750 – :                   Puang Baso I
* …. – …. :                    We Langrungi Buttukanan (f)
* …. – ….:                     Puang Mali Conra
* …. – ….:                     Semagga
* c.1862 – 1880:           Puang Pondi Luwu
* c.1880 – 1886:           Puang Mosang Andi Baso II
* 1886 – 1941:              I Coma (f)
* 1941 – 1950:              Tanri
* 1950 – 1957:              Puang Tarokko Padinring

– Source: link

Palace of the king

Federation Massenrempulu

Google translation

Since the XIV century, this area is called Massenrempulu ‘which means marginalize the mountain or along the mountain, while the Enrekang name from Endeg which means Rise From or Climbing and from here the origin of the name Endekan.
Historically, in the beginning Enrekang Regency was a large kingdom called Malepong Bulan, then this kingdom is Manurung with a federation that combines 7 regions / kingdom better known as the “Pitue Massenrempulu” federation, namely:

NB: kerajaan = kingdom

  1. Kerajaan Endekan ruled by Arung/Puang Endekan
  2. Kerajaan Kassa ruled by Arung Kassa’
  3. Kerajaan Batulappa‘ ruled by Arung Batulappa’
  4. Kerajaan Tallu Batu Papan (Duri) which was an alliance of Buntu Batu, Malua, Alla’. Buntu Batu ruled by Arung/Puang Buntu Batu, Malua ruled/Puang Malua, Alla’ by Arung Alla’
  5. Kerajaan Maiwa ruled by Arung Maiwa
  6. Kerajaan Letta‘ ruled by Arung Letta’
  7. Kerajaan Baringin (Baringeng) ruled by Arung Baringin.

 Pitu Massenrempulu occurred in the 15th century. But around the 17th century Pitu Massenrempulu changed its name to “Lima Massenrempulu”, because the kingdom of Baringin and the Letta kingdom did not join the Massenrempulu federation.
Five Massenrempulu consisted of:

* Kerajaan Endekan,
* Kerajaan Tallu Batu Papan (Duri),
* Kerajaan Maiwa,
* Kerajaan Kassa,
* Kerajaan Batu Lappa.

Because the Politics of Devide At Impera the Dutch government broke this area with the Decree of the Royal Dutch Command (KORTE VERKLARING) where the kingdom of Kassa and the kingdom of Batu Lappa was put into Sawitto. This occurred ± 1905 (XX century), so to remain in the state of FIVE MASSENREMPULU, the kingdoms within it are broken down into:
* Enrekang
* Maiwa
* Alla
* Buntu Batu
* Malua

During the dutch time the kingdoms were called “Landschap”.

Source (only indon. language)

Batulappa– Istana kerajaan Batu Lappa:
– Sejarah terbentuknya kabupaten Enrekang (antara lain kerajaan Batu Lappa):


Sejarah Kabupaten Enrekang (Massenrempulu):
Sejarah Enrekang di Wiki: Wiki
– Sejarah Massenrempulu:
– Suku Massenrempulu:
– Sejarah asal mula Enrekang:

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