Kingdom of Palu / Prov. Sulawesi Tengah, Kab. Donggala

The kingdom of Palu, 1796–1960, was located on Sulawesi, in the Donggala region. Central Sulawesi.
The title of the king is Magau.

District of Donggala

Prov. of Central Sulawesi


* Foto kingdom of Palu: link
* Foto palace kingdom of Palu: link


About the king / dynasty

From kerajaan indonesia: link: Again the present need of Indonesian people to see their local identity fulfilled on 6 april 2011.
Then His Highness Prince Drs. Haji Longki Djanggola, bupati of Parigi Moutong, was elected as the new governor of Middle Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tengah).
Before, he was already a settled and experienced politician.
He is coming from the direct line of the magau  (raja) dynasty of Palu.  He is the son of Prince Yoto Djanggola, who is the olders son of Magau Djanggola, who ruled 1928 – 1945.
A son of a younger brother of this raja then was ruling for a while. The father of Magau Djanggola was Prince Lapariusi, who was the old Magauest son of Ypjokodi Tomesiema, who ruled 1876 – 1906.
Because Prince Lapariusi was sick at the time his father died, his younger brother Parampasi ruled in his place.
Thee line Magau Yojokodi can be drawn back more generations. Sometimes a sideline ruled for a while.
One of the fellow candidates of the governorship of Sulawesi Tengah is another royal bupati of this area: drs Haji Mohammad Maruf Bantilan; son of the last ruling Magau of Toli Toli, Magau Mohammad Yahya Bantilan (1926 – 1929, 1944 – 1946, 1957 – 19 ?).
Although he gave the raja title to his uncle Magau Haji Anwar Bantilan because of his political career, he is the actual Magau of Toli Toli, and very popular. 


History of the kingdom

Before it was conquered by the Dutch Government in 1904, the territory of Donggala Regency was the territory of the Government of independent kings:

NB: kerajaan = kingdom

1. Kerajaan Palu
2. Kerajaan Sigi Dolo
3. Kerajaan Kulawi
4. Kerajaan Biromaru
5. Kerajaan Banawa
6. Kerajaan Tawaili
7. Kerajaan Moutong
8. Kerajaan Parigi

The kingdom of Palu, located on the Palu river plain, was founded by a prince from Vonggi, Topotara village on the eastern hills of Kaili Land called “Pue Nggari” around the 16th century.
Palu city today begun with the unification of four villages, namely: Besusu, Tanggabanggo (Siranindi) now named Kamonji, Panggovia now named Lere, Boyantongo now called Kelurahan Baru. They founded the Tribal Council called Patanggota. One of its tasks was to choose a king and his aides, who were closely related to the activities of the kingdom. Palu kingdom gradually became one of the kingdoms and became very influential.

Sumber: link
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Kingdoms of Palu, Tawaili, Parigi, Banawa,1916
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1) 1796-1805: Pue Nggari (Siralangi)
2) 1805-1815: I Dato Labungulili
3) 1815-1826: Malasigi Bulupalo
4) 1826-1835: Daelangi
5) 1835-1850: Yololembah
6) 1850-1868: Lamakaraka
7) 1868-1888: Maili (Mangge Risa)
8) 1888-1906: Jodjokodi
9) 1906-1921: Parampasi
10) 1921-1949: Djanggola
11) 1949-1960: Tjatjo Idjazah
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NB: Djanggola became Magau of Palu in 1921-1945. (He died in 1945). Between 1945-1949 there was no ruler. 1949-1955 Tjatjo I Djasa became magau (in the status of self-governing head) after him Andi Wawo Parampasi (1955-…..).
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Version 2 (Versi Cheko)  (Source: Komunitas Historia Sulawesi Tengah, FB)
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The palace
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In Palu, the Souraja served as the center of government.
In traditional thought it is said, that the place of residence of a king, whether in the form of residence or the palace of his government, is the holy place of choice of the ruler of the heavens. The king is the descendant of the heavenly ruler who was sent down to earth to rule the chosen people.
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History of the kingdoms in the Donggala region

For history of the kingdoms in the Donggala region, click here


Source (only indon. language)