Kingdom of Barusjahe / Prov. Sumatera Utara

The kingdom (Sibayak) of Barusjahe. A kingdom of the Karo People, part of the Batak People. Located  in the district of Karo. North Sumatra Province.
In the periode 1607-1636 Sultan Iskandar Muda recognized 4 lokal kingdoms; they were called Sibayak.

District Karo, prov. Sumatera Utara

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

* Foto kingdoms in Simalungun area: link
* Foto small kingdoms in Aceh in the past: link
* Foto Minangkabau People: link
* Foto Batak People: link
* Foto old sites on Sumatera: link

About the kingdom of Barusjahe

This kingdom was a kingdom of the Karo People.
Under the rule of Sibayak there were kings of the villages who had the title of King Urung (large village) and Pengulu (small village).
Kerajaaan Barusjahe existed of 2 Urung:
a. Urung si VII centered in Barusjahe
b. Urung si VI centered in Sukanalu.

 Kingdoms in Tanah Karo

Kabupaten Karo was a part of the Kingdom of Aru.
Later in Tanah Karo were 5 kebayaka (kingdoms):
Kingdom of Sibayak Linga (origin clan Marga Karo-Karo Sinulingga)
Kingdom of Sibayak Sarinembah (origin clan Marga Sembiring Meliala)
Kingdom of Sibayak Suka (origin clan Marga Marga Ginting Suka)
Kingdom of Sibayak Barusjahe (origin KaroKaro, Barus)
Kingdom of Kutabuluh (Clan of Perangin-angin).
Before there were kingdoms in Tanah Karo, the society consisted only of local people. At that time the leader was appointed by the clan, and was assisted by the clan.
Around 1607-1636 Aceh came under the leadership of Sultan Iskandar Muda, who brought the Islam to Karo. The king of Aceh, called Tuan Kita, formalized 4 kingdoms, called Sibayak. They were ruled by four kings, who had vast areas.

The districts in North Sumatra which are colored, have a majority of Batak population

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah Barusjahe di Wiki: link
Sejarah kecematan Barusjahe:
– Sejarah Kerajaan Barusjahe:

Kerajaan Kabupaten Karo: link
– Kerajaan Tanah Karo:
Kerajaan Tanah Karo:
– Urung dan Sibayak dalam Pusaran Kolonialisme: link
Sejarah Suku Karo:


King (Sibayak) of Barusjahe. Source foto Collectie Tropenmuseum, Netherlands

Kings or Sibayak of Tanah Karo in Kabanjahe about 1910

Kings Batak, 1919. 3-4 from left: king and queen of Barusjahe

People of Barus Jahe, 1914


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