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

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

District Belu


Location of Timor

* Foto kingdom of Lamaknen: link 

* Foto kings today onTimor: link
* Foto kings of Timor in the past: link

* Foto old sites on Timor: link

* Video history Timor and NTT, century 1 AD – today: 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-)

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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):
– Daftar raja Lamaknen (bah. german):

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