Kingdom of Suka, Sibayak Suka / Prov. Sumatera Utara

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

District of Karo

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 Suka Sibayak, 17th century

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 (Marga Perangin-angin).

Based on the history of its development, prior to the existence of the kingdoms in Tanah Karo, the community consisted only of land peoples and they came from outside. At that time the leader was appointed by the clan and he was assisted by senina.
Later appeared the urung with its leader called Bapa Urung.
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.

Kingdom of Suka consisted of 4 Urung:
a. Urung Suka centered in Suka
b. Urung Sukapiring centered in Seberaya
c. Urung Ajinembah centered in Ajinembah
d. Urung Tongging centered in Tongging

Map of the Karo Batak People

Source (only indon. language)

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

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