Kingdom of Bokai / Isl. of Rote – Prov. Nusa Tenggara Timur

The kingdom of Bokai, capital Nusakdale. Located on the Island of Rote. Prov. Nusa Tenggara Timur.

Location of the island of Roti


* Foto kingdoms on the island of Rote: link


About the king today (2018)

King in 2008: Manek Herman Doepe of Bokai


History of the kingdom

Bokai is one of 19 kingdoms on the islands of Rote; west of Timor.
Bokai used to be a rather powerful empire in the middle of the Rote, but because many wanted to fight, Allah punished dynasties with disaster.
The people are then divided into 2. One section goes south and is located more or less under the control of Manek Termanu, who is the most powerful ruler in Rote.
Bokai has then some sort of limitation in its development, which is only up to a certain number of people can live in a new and very strange area enough, always remain so.
This king really controlled Bokai 1961-1966.
He said he was a member of the old dynasty, but when the 2nd dynasty began, (they were Mardijkers, or free men), who were elite groups called free men (so not under kings), which became important , because of the service in the Dutch army, etc.

Kingdoms on Rote


19 Kingdoms on Rote

Rote Island is an island of Indonesia, part of the East Nusa Tenggara province of the Lesser Sunda Islands. According to legend, this island got its name accidentally when a lost Portuguese sailor arrived and asked a farmer where he was. The surprised farmer, who could not speak Portuguese, introduced himself, “Rote”.
The Rote tribe is one of the original inhabitants of Rote Island, some of whom are also settled on Timor Island. In addition, the Rote tribe also inhabit the islands around the island of Rote, namely Ndao Island, Nuse Island, Pamana Island, Doo Island, Heliana Island, Landu Island, Manuk Island, and other small islands. There are experts who argue, that the Rote people had previously migrated from Seram Island in Maluku.

1. Baa: founded 1691.
2. Bilba.
3. Bokai: founded 1756.
4. Dehla: Split off from Oenale and was founded 1800-an.
5. Dengka: The biggest kingdom on Rote.
6. Diu: at first under the power of Korbafo, founded 1691.
7. Keka: Keka split off from Termanu in 1772.
8. Korbafo
9. Landu: the oldest kingdom on the island Rote.
10. Lelain: After split off from Bokai, it was founded in 1690.
11. Lelenuk: split off from Termanu and founded 1772.
12. Loleh: berada di pulau Rote, barat-daya Timor. Ruled by Termanu tahun 1730.
13. Ndao
14. OEnale
15. OEpao: Founded in 1691.
16. Ringgouw: berada di Kepulauan Rote, barat daya Pulau Timor, didirikan pada 1691.
17. TalaE
18. Termanu
19. Thie: From 1730 until 1756, the Manek (kings) of Thie together with the Maneks of OEpao, Loleh, Baa and Lelain went to Jawa to learn about Christianity-religion.

– Sumber / Source: http://leksilion-rote.blogspot.co.id/2011/09/nusak-di-pulau-rote-leksi-ingguoe.html


Source (English)

History Rote on Wiki: link
19 kingdoms on Rote: link

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah timbulnya kerajaan di Rote:  http://sajjacob.blogspot.co.id/2015/01/sejarah-timbulnya-kerajaan-di-pulau.html
– 19 kerajaan di Rote:  http://leksilion-rote.blogspot.co.id/2011/09/nusak-di-pulau-rote-leksi-ingguoe.html
– Nama nusak (kerajaan) di Rote: http://malole80.blogspot.co.id/2015/10/nama-nama-nusak-kerajaan-di-rote.html
Sejarah kepulauan Rote di Wiki: link
Asal usul Rote: http://yeridami.blogspot.co.id/p/asal-usul-rote.html
– Tentang suku Rote: http://suku-dunia.blogspot.co.id/2014/11/sejarah-suku-rote-nusa-tenggara-timur.html
– Bagaimana orang Rote mengakali belanda dalam pemerintahan: http://satutimor.com/bagaimana-orang-rote-mengakali-belanda-dalam-pemerintahan.php