Kingdom of Lamaknen / Isl. of Timor – Prov. Nusa Tenggara Timur

The kingdom of Lamaknen is located on the island of Timor, Kab. Belu, prov. Nusa Tenggara Timor.

West Timor (Indon. part = yellow)

Location of Timor


* Foto kingdom of Lamaknen: link
* Foto kingdoms on Timor: link


About the king

The king today (2018): Loro Ignatius Josef Kalimau of Lamaknen


History of the kingdom

Google translation

This region has long been debated between the colonial powers of Portugal and the Netherlands. After the Treaty of Lisbon (1859) Lamaknen was assigned to the Dutch colonial territory, while the northern regions, east and south of Portugal. However, border demarcation remains controversial.
1933 Lamaknen was described as unity of Bunak kingdom Makhir, Lamak Senulu (Lamaksenulu, Lamaksanoeloe) Kewar, Leowalu (Leowaloe) Loonuna (Loonoena, Lona) Nualain (Noealain, Noalain) Lakmaras and Dirun (Diroen).

Loroh Lamaknen was given traditionally by King Kewar and Lakmaras;  Lakmaras had an inactive ruler, who symbolizes unity and from Kewar came actually ruling the ruler. After the Second World War, the Netherlands recognized the official kingdom.


List of kings of Lamaknen

  • Dom Miguel da Silva (fl. 1732)
  • Dom Sebastião Carvalho (fl. 1737)
  • Gaspar Ximenes Manuel da Costa (fl. 1766)
  • Dom Pedro (fl. c. 1769)
  • Dato Meno (fl. 1818-1832)
  • Bee Siri Loi (1867-?)
  • Serang Lae (1900-1904)
  • Siri Loko (1905-1916)
  • Lamaknen merged into Belu Tasi Feto
  • Loro Laku Malik (?-1950)
  • Loro A.A. Bere Tallo (1950-2002)
  • Loro Josef Kalimau (2003-)

– Sumber: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rulers_of_Timor#Kings_of_Lamaknen_.28Maere.29.5B57.5D


Old maps of Timor

For old maps of Timor 1521, 1550, 1600, 1650, 1733, 1700-an, 1762, 1900: klik here

Timor 1521


Source (only indon. language)

Sejarah Lamaknen (bah. german): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamaknen
– Daftar raja Lamaknen (bah. german):  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rulers_of_Timor#Kings_of_Lamaknen_.28Maere.29.5B57.5D