The region of Donggala is located in the prov. of Central Sulawesi.
About the kingdoms in Donggala region
Before conquered by the Dutch Government in 1904, the territory of Donggala Regency was the territory of several independent kingdoms:
• Kerajaan Palu
• Kerajaan Sigi Dolo
• Kerajaan Kulawi
• Kerajaan Biromaru
• Kerajaan Banawa
• Kerajaan Tawaili
• Kerajaan Parigi
• Kerajaan Moutong
The title of Government Official at that time was called: MAGAU, MADIKA, NUNU LANGGA, GALARA, PABISARA, and others.
The structure, name and position of the royal apparatus and the number of customary councils are determined according to the conditions, language and customs prevailing and entrenched by the people in their respective regions, some are the same and some are different.
The arrival of the Dutch with the intention of colonizing this area was met with resistance by the Kings with its people, so the war was inevitable. History records the outbreak of war in some places, where the people are fighting against the Dutch colonial, such as:
Sigi Dolo War, Kulawi War, Banawa War, Palu War, Tatanga War, Tombolotutu War, Parigi People’s Resistance, and others.
The Dutch East Indies government with the Politics of “Devide Et Impera” aimed to weaken and paralyze the power of kings. The war ended with the signing of a treaty known as “Korte Vorklaring” which in essence is: Recognition of Dutch rule over the territories of the kingdom.
After the territories of the kingdom were conquered, and based on the decentralization of Wet 1904, the entire dominion of the kings was made the Administrative Region of district and district onder. From some of these districts merged into Swapraja or Landschep territory (Zell Ghurturende Landschappend) as the basis for governing the territories of the kingdom that had existed at the time.
In subsequent developments this area which is part of the Central Sulawesi region made afdeling Donggala which includes:
a. Onder afdeling Palu consisted of:
• landschap Kulawi in Kulawi
• landschap Sigi Dolo in Biromaru
• landschap Palu in Palu
b. Onder afdeling Parigi consisted of:
• landschap Parigi in Parigi
• landschap Moutong in Moutong
c. Onder afdeling Donggala consisted of:
• landschap Banawa in Donggala
• landschap Tawaili in Tawaili
d. Onder afdeling Toli-toli
Map of Donggala, 1915
– Sejarah Kabupaten Donggala: http://donggala.go.id/sejarah/