Kingdom of Sigi Dolo / Prov. Sulawesi Tengah, Kab. Donggala

The kingdom of Sigi Dolou is a kingdom in the Donggala region. Central Sulawesi.
In 1918 Sigi and Dolou were united.
The title of the king is Magau.

prov. Sulawesi Tengah (hijau)

District of Donggala


* Foto kingdoms of Sigi and Dolo: link


About the king

Last king: Lamakaraka Lamakarate

Prince Mohammad Lamakarate of Sigi-Dolo


History of the kingdom

Google translation

There were several connected kingdoms of:
Kerajaan Sigi,
Kerajaan Dolo,
– Kerajaan Dolo Biromaru,
Kerajaan Sigi Dolo,
kerajaan Biromaru,

The kingdom of Dolo had joined Rindau and Kaleke from 1650 until 1890.
Joined Birumaru from 1908 until 1915 became then Dolo Birumaru, until Birumaru broke away.

1908-1915: Dolo Biromaru
1918: Dolo’s king is disposed and Dolo joined with Sigi.
1915-1929: Sigi Biromaru.

Datu Pamusu was the king of Dolo.
But this king was disposed 17-5-1918. Then Dolo joins with Sigi. Magau Lamakarate’s mother is Yolekodi, married Magau Jayalangkara from Tawaeli.

Before conquered by the Dutch government in the year 1904, the region of Donggala Regency was the territory of kings who were independent:

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 structure of government of there kingdoms was basically the same, the only difference is the use of the term for the royal device according to their respective regional languages. The Dutch East Indies government occupied these kingdoms after wars such as Sigi Dolo war, Kulawi war, Tombolotutu war, Donggala war and other small wars.
The war ended with the signing of a treaty known as “Lange Verklaring”, which was followed by konterverklaring, which in essence was the unification of the Dutch government’s sovereignty over the territories of the kingdom. After being conquered in 1904, it was made an administrative area under the name of the district, apart from a district called onderdistrik. A combination of several districts is called swapraja or called landscap (Zelfs besteweronde landschappen). To govern in this autonomous region there was a “Kort Verklaring”, the Dutch government established a regulation on areas of self-government, that were valid since 1927 and amended in 1938 under the name zelfbestusregelen.

Palu, Sigi and Dolo, 1917


Structure of the government of the kingdoms of Dolo and Sigi


History of the kingdoms in the Donggala region

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


Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah Donggala di Wiki: link
Sejarah Kab. Sigi:  https://sanggentala.wordpress.com/tentang-sigi/
– Sejarah Kab. Sigi: http://www.kemendagri.go.id/pages/profil-daerah/kabupaten/id/72/name/sulawesi-tengah/detail/7210/sigi
Sejarah yang tercatat tentang Lamakarate: http://lamakarate.blogspot.co.id/2009/06/sekilas-sejarah-yg-sempat-tercatat.html

– Kerangka Raja Sigi dipindahkan (2006): link