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

The kingdom of Insana is located on the island of Timor, Kabupaten Timur Tengah Utara, prov. Nusa Tenggara Timor.

West Timor (Indon. part = yellow)

Location of Timor

* Foto kingdom of Insana: link

About the king

From  kerajaan indonesia: Taolin is the dynastyname of the 2nd/new dynasty of Insana. There is also the keser/old raja dynasty / Usfinit !

History of the kingdom

The Taolins were actually the executive power behind the lawmakers: the kesers, or Rajas of the Usfinit dynasty. Because the Dutch didn’t find these symbolic rajas very usefull and later they also proved not be very usuable for the modern way of governing, the Taolins were used as Rajas and remained so until present time. He is a Roman Catholic Raja. His wife is from Protestant Savu. The Raja has been and is now again local government representative and also chief of the council of West-Timorese Rajas (Dewan Usif Timor). The Raja is known for his big knowledge of history and culture of the island. His palace in OElolok (in very beautifull area) is known for very special local woodcarvings. The palacecompund is trully a cultural object of the highest order.

Map of kingdoms on Timor, 1900

The Palace: Sonai Oelolok

Palace of king Taolin is located in Oelolok, 35 km from the city of Kefamenanu.

Old maps of Timor

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

Timor t1521

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah kerajaan Insana:
– Tentang Raja Insana (2011):
Tentang Raja Insana, Taolin:
– Tentang dinasti Taolin:
– Sejarah Kab. Timor Tengah Utara: