Kingdom of Napu / Prov. Sulawesi Tengah, Kab. Poso

The kingdom of Napu was located on Sulawesi, Distriict of Kabupaten Poso, provinsi Sulawesi Tengah.

Location of Poso

Prov. of Central Sulawesi


* Foto kingdom of Napu: link
* Foto kingdoms in the region of Poso: link


History of the kingdom

Google translattion

At first the people inhabiting the Poso region were under the rule of the Kings Government consisting of King Poso, King Napu, King Mori, King Tojo, King Una Una and King Bungku, who each other had nothing to do.

As the successor of the king, Siominanga was appointed as his father’s successor. He was known as Mokole Siominanga, which means king of Siominanga. He no longer found it difficult to rule, because he has always been with his father since his childhood. He was also liked by his people. The Kerajaan Balinggi reached the height of its glory under his rule. Some jealous kings like the kings of Bada, Lore, Napu, and Besoa, and Besoa were located south of the kingdom of Balinggi. Three times they attacked this kingdom. The first attack launched by the kingdom of Bada, but successfully was broken by the kingdom of Balinggi. Because of hurt, the kingdom of Bada joined the kingdom of Napu to attack the kingdom of Balinggi back, but the attack was still successfully paralyzed by the kingdom of Balinggi. The next attack of the kingdom of Bada, the kingdom of Napu, and the kingdom of Besoa rejoined to attack the kingdom of Balinggi and still succeed their halau. Although human casualties were falling until blood flows the river that floods the villages.

Part of Central Sulawesi, 1909 (incl. Poso)


Kingdoms of Napu and OndaE

Napu was part of the Sigi Kingdom. While Karadja Ondae was the proctectorate of Luwu Kingdom. If the Gospel did not enter the Poso region, civil war between the Kingdoms of Luwu and Sigi would be be even greater.

The talks of the Napu-Onda’e peace negotiations in 1890 at Batunoncu. Onda’e were led by Papa I Mengkojoejoe as Karaja Onda’e. Onda’e fined to surrender 7 slaves, 1 person had been handed over and 6 more follow. But Karaja Onda’e did not want to fulfill it and it was better to raise a sword to fight. That is why Napo attacked Onda’e – Morengku.
Papa i Melempo was the executor of the Napu – Ondae peacetalks in 1894.
Source (only indon. language)Papa I Melempo, alias Tadjongga, was the King of Poso.

King Papa I Melempo


Source (only indon. language)

– Tentang kerajaan Napu: https://axelanggarajamal.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/contoh-sinopsis-cerita-rakyat/#more-20
– Sejarah Kab. Poso: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabupaten_Poso