Kingdom of Sunggal / Prov. Sumatera Utara

The kingdom of Sunggal: 1629 – end of 19th century. Located in the District Deli Serdang, north Sumatera province.

District Deli Serdang


* 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 Datuk (king)

The last Datuk was, Haji Khairil Anwar Surbakti, he died 27 sept. 2011.


History of the kingdom of Sunggal

The kingdom was founded by clan KaroKaro Surbakti. The  heydays of the sultanate were during the leadership of Sultan Budiuzzaman Surbakti (Datuk Item Surbakti).
Datuk Sunggal was strongly opposed to the annexation of Karo by the Dutch, the Dutch wanted to establish tobacco plantations in Deli. During the war the Sunggal Karo people were helped by the people of Aceh (weaponry) and Malay people.
This war took a long time and was the greatest war in Indonesia, other than the war of Pattimura in Ambon and the war of Bubutandi on Bali. Dutch suffered huge losses in this war.


List of kings
* 1629-1651: Adir Surbakti
* 1651-1667: Mahbub Surbakti
* 1667-1792: Bubud Surbakti
* 1792-1821: Datuk Andan/Undan Surbakti
* 1821-1845: Datuk Amar Laut Surbakti was the successor to the Sunggal throne, who moved his central government to Jejabi.
* 1845-1857: Datuk Abdullah Ahmad Surbakti ascend the throne 1845 – 1857
* 1857-1866: Regen. Datuk Akhmad died 1857, Datuk Badiuzzazman was only 12 tahunyears old, then after family deliberation, Datuk Kecil was assigned reign the Sunggal Kingdom until Datuk Badiuzzazman was matures. Little Datuk led Sunggal until 1866.
* 1866-1895: Datuk Badiuzzazman Surbakti was installed as king of Sunggal/Serbanyaman in 1866 with the title Datuk Sri Diraja Indra Pahlawan until 1895.



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