Kingdom of Rokan IV Koto / Sumatera – Prov. Riau, Kab. Rokan Hulu

The Kingdom of Rokan IV Koto was located on Sumatera, District Rokan Hulu, province of Riau. Founded in 1340.

District Rokan Hulu

Line history kingdoms on Sumatera: link

Foto kingdoms / sultanates on Sumatera

* Foto sultans and kings today on Sumatera: link
* Foto sultans and kings in the past on Sumatera: link

Video history of the kingdoms / sultanates on Sumatera

* Video history kingdoms on Sumatera, 75.000 BC – today: link
* Video history kingdoms on North Sumatera, 0 AD – today: link
Video history kingdoms on West Sumatera, 0 AD – today, link


History of the kingdom of Rokan IV Koto, founded 1340

This kingdom was founded in 1340 by Sutan Seri Alam of Koto Banio Tinggi. The Rokan IV Koto Sultanate or Rokan Kingdom was a kingdom located around Batang Rokan Kiri. The Kingdom of Rokan IV Koto controlled an area that now includes 3 sub-districts in Rokan Hulu Regency, Riau (Rokan IV Koto, Pendalian IV Koto, and Ujung Batu).
Rokan area

List of kings

* 1340-1381: Sultan Seri Alam
* 1381-1454: Tengku. Raja Rokan
* 1454-1519: Tengku Sutan Panglima Dalam
* 1519-1572: Tengku Sutan Sepedas Padi
* 1572-1603: Tengku Sutan Gemetar Alam
* 1603-1645: Yang Dipertuan Sakti Mahyuddin (Raja Pertama dari Pagaruyung)
* 1645-1704: Yang Dipertuan Sakti Lahid
* 1704-1739: Tengku Sutan Rokan (Pemangku)
* 1739-1805: Yang Dipertuan Sakti Selo
* 1805-1817: Andiko Yang Berempat (Wakil)
* 1817-1837: Dayung Datuk Mahudun Sati (Pemangku)
* 1837-1859: Yang Dipertuan Sakti Ahmad
* 1856-1880: Yang Dipertuan SaktiHusin
* 1880-1903: Tengku Sutan Zainal (Pemangku)
* 1903-1942: Yang Dipertuan Sakti Ibrahim

– Source:

History of the kingdoms in Rokan area

Google translation

Rokan is the name of a river that divides the island of Sumatra in the middle, empties to the North of the Island (the Strait of Malacca). This area is the area of ​​the kingdom of Rokan Tua, known to exist in the 13th century, when it was recorded in the “Kertagama Country” by Prapanca, written in 1364 AD.
Until now the name Rokan also still exists as can be seen in the development of Rokan Tua’s kingdom until now. According to Muchtar Lutfi, Wan Saleh in the history of Riau, who became the King of Rokan in the 14-15th century were descendents from Sultan Sidi, brother of Sultan Sujak, described in the book Sulalatus Salatin, which states that the king of Rokan is the son of Sultan Sidi brother of Sultan Sujak.
The Rokan Kingdom is based in Koto Intan, a place near Kotolamo and moved to Pekaitan and eventually moved to Rantau Kasai (in Siarang-arang). After that there is no mention of the name Rokan Kingdom again.
Rokan region was divided in Rokan Hilir and Rokan Kanan.

(Nb: kerajaan = kingdom)

Rokan Hilir was split up into 3 kingdoms:
* Kerajaan Kubu, in Teluk Merbau,
* Kerajaan Bangko in Bantaian,
* Kerajaan Tanah Putih, in Tanah Putih.

Rokan Hulu was split up into 5 kingdoms:
* Kerajaan Tambusai in Dalu-dalu,
* Kerajaan Rambah in Pasirpengarayan,
* Kerajaan Kepenuhan in Kototongah,
* Kerajaan Rokan IV Koto, in Rokan,
* Kerajaan Kuntodarussalam in Kotolamo.

During the colonial period Rokan Hulu was changed into 2: Rokan Kanan and Rokan Kiri.
In Rokan Kanan there were 3 kingdoms:
* Kerajaan Tambusai,
* Kerajaan Rambah,
* Kerajaan Kepenuhan.

In Rokan Kiri there were 2 kingdoms:
* Kerajaan Rokan IV Koto,
* Kerajaan Kuntodarussalam.

Kingdoms in Riau, 19th century (incl. Bangko)

Source (only indon. language)

Daftar raja Rokan IV Koto:
– Asal muasal kerajaan Rokan IV Koto:
Tentang Istana Rokan IV Koto:

– Sejarah Kab. Rokan Hulu:
– Kab. Rokan Hulu di Wiki:
– Asal mulanya Kab. Rokan Hulu:

– Sejarah Kab. Rokan Hilir:
– Kab. Rokan Hilir di Wiki:
– Sejarah Rokan Hilir:

– Kerajaan kerajaan di riau, riau daily: link
Sejarah Rokan di riaudaily: link

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