Kingdom of Binuang / Prov. Sulawesi Barat – kab. Polewali Mandar

The Kingdom of Binuang is a kingdom of the Mandar People; located in District Polewali Mandar, province of West Sulawesi. 16th Century. This kingdom was part of the federation Pitu Baqbana Binanga.
The title of the king is Arajang.

District Polewali Mandar

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 history kingdoms on 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


About the king

4 Sept. 2021
Inauguration of the new 18th Arajang of the Binuang kingdom: Ir Andi Irfan Mappaewang.
He is the son of the 17th Arajang, Andi Mappaewang, who resigned because he was old. Reigned 2006 – 2021. The Binuang Kingdom in Polewali Mandar, held a procession of handover of the throne and the inauguration of the 18th arajang. The activity ran smoothly, Saturday, September 4, 2021.

4 sept. 2021: Installation of the 18th Arajang of Binuang, Andi Irfan Mappaewang


Arajang the-17th, Andi Mapaewang. Reigned 2006-2021

History of the kingdom of Binuang, 16th century

Google translation

Based on Andi Muhammad Natsir’s narrative, the Binuang kingdom is located in Poli Mandar district, West Sulawesi close to the South Sulawesi border. This kingdom was the second largest kingdom after the Balanipa kingdom in Mandar, in which the two kingdoms have cooperated both in economy, culture, and others.

The government system in Binuang at that time was carried out from generation to generation. The king of Binuang at that time was known as Ammassangan, who according to Mandar’s history, had helped the kingdom of Bone in fighting Arung Panikian. On the basis of brotherhood, King Amassangan left for Bone with selected troops including Tapengo and Takumba.

Upon his return from helping the Bone kingdom to Binuang Tapengo immediately arranged his work tools properly with the following arrangement, one of the top brass of the Binuang kingdom named Sippajo Langi brought a wood called Binuang, this wood was then plugged in a Binuang kingdom area while taking an oath that he was plugging in the wood would become the capital of the kingdom. So that was when one of the kingdoms belonging to the Pitu Ba’bana Binangaini alliance was called the Binuang kingdom.

The Alliance Persekutuan Pitu Baqbana Binanga

Mandar tribe consists of 17 kingdoms: 7 kingdoms called “Pitu Ulunna Salu”, 7 kingdoms called “Pitu ba’bana binanga” and 3 kingdoms called “Kakarunna Tiparittiqna Uhai”.
The seven kingdoms belonging to Persekutuan Pitu Ulunna Salu are:

1 Kingdom of Rante Bulahang
2 Kingdom of Aralle
3 Kingdom of Tabulahan
4 Kingdom of Mambi
5 Kingdom of Matangnga
6 Kingdom of Tabang
7 Kingdom of Bambang

Seven (7) kingdoms belonging to Persekutuan Pitu Baqbana Binanga are :

1 Kingdom of Balanipa
2 Kingdom of Sendana
3 Kingdom of Banggae
4 Kingdom of Pamboang
5 Kingdom of Tapalang
6 Kingdom of Mamuju
7 Kingdom of Binuang.

Three (3) kingdoms belonging to Kakaruanna Tiparittiqna Uhai or the region of Lembang Mappi are:

1. Kingdom of Allu
2. Kingdom of Tuqbi
3. Kingdom of Taramanuq


List of kings of Binuang

1. Sippajolangi (1576-1601)
2. Arung Ammassangan (1602-1626)
3. Puang Binuang (1627-1651)
4. La Mariona (1652-1677)
5. La Ubeng (1678-1702)
6. Karaeng Baine (1703-1730)
7. La Caco Arung Palanro (1731-1756)
8. La Makkaratang Daeng Marulu (1757-1782)
09. Paropo Daeng Pawajo (1783-1808)
10. Pammarica (1809-1835)
11. La Sattowapo Daeng Malliungan (1836-1861)
12. La Mattoangin Daeng Mangiri (1862-1887)
13. La Ma’ga Daeng Silasa (1888-1905)
14. La Madjalekka Daeng Patompo (1906-1917)
15. La Paenrongi Arajang Cappung (1918- 1930)
16. La Mattulada Puanna Saleng (1931-1948)
17. La Ma’ga (1949-1963)
18. Andi Mappaewang (2009-sekarang).

Hundreds of antiquities allegedly hundreds of years old, found residents in the former territory of Binuang Kingdom

Toerang Batu Dance

The Toerang Batu dance, also known as the Mandar War Dance, is believed to be the key behind the success of the Binuang Kingdom in conquering the surrounding kingdoms, long ago.
In the past, the Toerang Batu Dance was a dance performed by soldiers of the Binuang kingdom as a special ritual to arouse the courage and enthusiasm of soldiers who would fight before heading to the battlefield.

Before the Toerang Batu Dance begins, it will be preceded by several sacred rituals such as giving offerings and praying. Then the soldiers who will fight are tested first by jumping over eggs that are placed on a rock as high as one meter more, for soldiers who escape will be able to participate in the war, while those who do not escape will be placed in the logistics section of the troops. Then the event continued with the Toerang Batu Dance.

Source (only indon. language)

– Daftar raja Binuang:
Tentang gelar Arung sebagai Raja:


– Suku Mandar di Wiki: Wiki
Sejarah Pitu Ulunna Salu: link
Pitu Ulunna Salu dan Pitu Baqbana Binanga: link
Kerajaan lokal di Mandar: link
Kerajaan Pitu Ulunna Salu: link

– Gelar Indo Litaq sebagai Raja: link
Sejarah kerajaan kerajaan Suku Mandar: link

Location kingdom of Binuang, 1909

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