Kingdom of Rappang / Prov. Sulawesi Selatan – Kab. Sidenreng-Rappang

The kingdom of Rappang was a kingdom of the Bugis People; located in Kab. Sidenreng-Rappang. South Sulawesi.
The Rappang Kingdom and the Sidenreng Kingdom are twin kingdoms ruled by two kings, brothers. Therefore, there is no clear boundary separating the two kingdoms. The Rappang Kingdom entered the Ajatappareng Confederation.
The title of the king is Arung.

District of Sidenreng Rappang

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About the king today (2018)

There is no information about the king today.

History of the kingdom

Google translation

Sidenreng Rappang originally consisted of two kingdoms, the kingdom of Rappang and the kingdom of Sidenreng. The two kingdoms were very familiar. So familiar, that it is hard to find demarcation. Even in matters of royal succession, both could succeed in the other kingdom. Often the king of Sidenreng choose someone of the kingdom of Rappang to succeed. Vice versa, if the seat of the kingdom of Rappang was empty, they choose someone from Sidenreng. That is why it is difficult to find the dividing line of the two kingdoms. Dialects are of the same language, everyday language is also similar. Rappang region was in the northern part, while the kingdom Sidenreng was located in the southern part.

Both kingdoms had their own system of government. In the kingdom Sidenreng the title of the king was Addatuang. In the Addatuang government, decisions came from three sources namely, the king, the adat stakeholder and the people. While in the kingdom of Rappang the king hold the title of Arung of Rappang and leaning the government joints on the aspirations of the people. Democracy had been implemented in every policy decision. Democracy for the kingdom of Rappang is something very important, one form of democracy is the rejection of gender discrimination.

At the time of recognition of the sovereignty of the Indonesian republic by the Dutch on 27 December 1949, the Sidenreng Kingdom and the Kingdom of Rappang ended.

Map of South Sulawesi (incl. Sidenreng / Rappang), 1909

List of kings (Adatuang) of Rappang

Google translation

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According to the genealogy I Banni or Arung Rappang XIII has a son named La Temmasenge, which is Arumpone XIV. He is married to Besse Sapiah and is under the tutelage of La Kasi Punggawa Ri Bone.
– La Kasi married We Tenri Paonang the son was La Pabittei, Arung of Rappang XV.
– La Pabittei married I Tenri Ajeng Petta Majumbae and the son was I Mattawa, Arung of Rappang XVI and I Tompo.
– I Tompo married La Bambeng, Arung Benteng.
– I Mattana married La Makkulawu Arung Gilireng. Berputara La Massalewe.
– La Massalewe married I Besse, sister of Arung Kulo, berputeri I Malantang.
– I Malantang married Lambogo Pangulu Lompoe Rappang, they had 3 sons:
1. I Padda married La Pakkonteng, Arung Maiwa.
2. Arung e Ambona Lapanggang
3. I Kote.

La Pakkonteng and I Padda had sons:
1. Puanta Sini, who was the Arung of Maiwa.
2. Puanta Kareng Tua (La Pammsangi).
3. Puanta I Bonga Arung Baringing.
Puanta Karaeng Tua, son was La Cori, Arung of Maiwa.
Punta I Bonga Arung Baringing married La Baru, child of La Passamula in Batu-Batu, the son was La Sessu, Arung of Maiwa.

La Cori had a son La Hodeng who was the last Arung of Maiwa. Thus, based on the above genealogy, it can be concluded that the Maiwa ruling dynasty is closely related to Rappang.

About the Confederation of Ajatappareng

The Confederation of Ajatappareng consisted of the kingdoms Suppa, Sawitto, Sidenreng, Rappang dan Alitta.
The Confederation of Ajatappareng was a form of a partnership agreement between 5 kingdoms of South Sulawesi. This Confederation was founded in the 16th century.
The Confederation of Ajatappareng was formed to create prosperity and peace in order to organize the common life in Ajatappareng area.
The formation of this partnership was also in response to the increasing external demand for export commodities, along with the presence of foreign traders, especially Malay traders in the region.
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Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah Sidenreng Rappang di Wiki: Wiki
Sejarah Sidenreng Rappang:
Sejarah Sidenreng Rappang:

– Daftar raja Rappang:
Daftar Raja Rappang:

Kerajaan Sidenreng:
– Suku Bugis di Wiki: link


Aru La Taritoe, pabicara of Rappang, 1905-1906.
Sumber foto: donald tick, Facebook


Foto bridge Lautang Salo Rappang 1905


Foto Mesjid Raya Rappang 1905


Rappang – market 1905

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