Kingdom of Tanete (Bulukumba) / Prov. Sulawesi Selatan – Kab. Bulukumba

The kingdom of Tanete (Bulukumba) is located on Sulawesi, District Bulukumba, prov. Sulawesi Selatan. This kingdom was already known in the 16th century.

District Bulukumba

Line of kingdoms on Sulawesi: link

Foto kingdoms on Sulawesi

* Foto kings on Sulawesi today: link
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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


History of the kingdom

Bulukumpa or what we usually call Tanete was a small kingdom that was founded several hundred years ago.
The forerunner of the Bulukumpa kingdom was the emergence of 7 Gellarang:
1) Gellarang Jawi – Jawi
2) Gellarang Bulo – Bolu
3) Gellarang Bulukumpa / Salassae
4) Gellarang Kambuno
5) Gellarang Jojjolo
6) Gellarang Balang Taroang
7) Gellarang Bulo Lohe

The first king of the Bulukumpa kingdom was a descendant of the Bone kingdom named “Lapatau Matanna Tikka” “with the title” Karaetta “ri Nagauleng Mangngakua Dg.Pasau”.

List of kings of Tanete

1. Imaddolange Daeng Ngilu
2. Karaeng Makkarodda
3. Imannojengi Daeng Tiro
4. Mappijappu Daeng jarre
5. Puang Abd Syukur Dg Pabeta

Kingdoms in Bulukumba region

Google translation

Begin of the sixteenth century was the beginning of the development of small kingdoms in Bulukumba in terms of economy, defense and, as well, could exercise their power so well as ruler of the kingdom. It’s just that threats and challenges often come and go.
The first kingdom in Bulukumba was Kajang Amma Toa. There are some other small kingdoms in Bulukumba.
Kingdoms in  Bulukumba region century 16 until century 20:

* Kerajaan Tanete
* Kerajaan Gantarang Kindang, Gangking
* Kerajaan Hero Langnge-Langnge Herlang
* Kerajaan Ujung Loe
* Kerajaan Tiro
* Kerajaan Kajang
* Kerajaan Ara & Tanah beru

In the 16th-17th century the kingdom of Bone and the kingdom of Gowa fought in the seizure of power territory ie bangkeng buki ‘area, which is in the area of Bulukumba now.
Finally, these two kingdoms re-reconcile and supported the kings in Bulukumba to maintain their territories.
Because they already know the cunning of the Dutch and its allies, they pitted all the kings to fight each other. Because the Dutch thought if all the kingdom were united, it is more difficult to master them.

Map of South Sulawesi (incl. Boeloekoemba) in 1909

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah Bulukumba:
– Kerajaan di Bulukumba:
– Sejarah Bulukumba:
– Sejarah Bulukumba:

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