The kingdom of Belawa is located on Sulawesi, District of Wajo, provinsi Sulawesi Selatan.
District of Wajo
About the king today (2020)
8 September 2018
Andi Bau Budi Agus, was officially appointed as Arung Belawa to replace the late Puang Datu Sulolipu, who was Ettana (biological father) Andi Bau Budi Sulolipu. The title: “Datu Budi Datu Sulolipu Datu Belawa Makkarung Ri Belawa”, was given by the Adat Council of descendants of the kings.
History of the kingdom of Belawa
At the north end of Lake Tempe and Lake Sidenreng, is a small settlement called Belawa. The fertile realm is surrounded by great empires: the kingdom of Wajo to the southeast, the Sidenreng Kingdom to the west and the Soppeng Kingdom on the other side of the southern lake. Once, the kingdom of Belawa was founded by a prince of the Kingdom of Bulu Cenrana, named: La Monri Arung Belawa MammulangngE Petta Matinroe ri Gucinna. He also named the kingdom he built as “Belawa” (the name of a large tree whose sap can cause skin allergies) as well as proclaimed as a sovereign kingdom in the XIV century AD.
The last Arung of Belawa: Andi Patongai Datui Doping Arung Belawa (Datu Bolong).
Old maps of Sulawesi
For old maps (1606, 1633, 1683, 1700, 1757, 1872, abad ke-19): klik here
Sulawesi and Maluku, 1683
Map of kingdoms on South Sulawesi, 1909