Amanatun, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: A state in West Timor (Timor Loro Manu). The sovereignty was altered in 1962. The palace of the Raja moved from Nunkolo to SoE in 1952. Amanatun consists of 4 Fettorships: Kobi,
Nokas, Nenometan and Fai Maumutin, the first three considered sometime as separate principalities by the Dutch. Also spelled Amanatung.

RELATED WEBSITE: Royal Timor, Kings and Rajas of Timor http://www.royaltimor.com/Amanatun.html

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (26/3/2003, 21/5/2003, 24/5/2003, 25/7/2003, 13/8/2003, 24/8/2003, 14/6/2004, 24/6/2004,
10/11/2004, 7/12/2005, 3/12/2006, 17/11/2007)

UPDATED: 13/12/2010

RELIGION: Protestant then Roman Catholic

GLOSSARY:
Bupati: literally regent, elected civil administrator of a Kapubaten (regency, the administrative division below the province)
Camat: subdistrict chief
Kepala: head
Kepala Daerah Swapraja: head of the autonomous government of
Pengantin: Assistant
Raja Muda: Crown Prince
Selatan: South
Tengah: Middle
Usif Pah: Lord Ruler
Wakil-Raja: temporary Raja

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Dynasty Head
: The Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun, formerly The Keser (King) of Amanatun
(OEnlasi, West Timor, Indonesia)

SUCCESSION: in the Neno (Sun) or Matahari line, i.e. the royal and legal line, from a legal wife (as opposed to concubines), a rule enforced by the Christian religion. Adoption is possible.

DYNASTY HEAD: Gustaf (Gia) Immanuel Anton Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun, installed 26/9/1996, recognized by the Indonesian government and by the Dewan Usif Timor (Council of Rajas of
West Timor), Pengantin (Assistant) to the Raja before, local government official in the agriculture industry (retired 1995), Kepala Daerah Swapraja of Amanatun then Camat of (North and South) Amanatun,
6/5/1939, X 1 Katherina Hala, titled Ratu Muda Katherina Hala, +30/7/1960, 2 24/10/1962 Neeltje Kase Un, titled Ratu Muda Neeltje Kase Un, originally named Wun Ku Moi, of Chinese descent, +1981,
3 10/6/1994 Fience Nitbani, titled Ratu Muda Fience Nitbani, born in local nobility, 9/4/1964

CHILDREN:
1 (by Katherina Hala) Alexander Banu NaEk, 13/4/1959

2 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Rosalina

3 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Melchior (Melky), government official in SoE

4 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Rience

5 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Soleman (Mance)

6 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Philmon, with an hospital in Kupang

7 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Abraham, with the Indonesian Army in Bali

8 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Andy

9 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Juliana (Juli)

10 (by Neeltje Kase Un) Gotlieb

11 (by Fience Nitbani) Olivia

12 (son by Fience Nitbani) Ventje

13 (by Fience Nitbani) Christani

PRETENDER: Don Yesriel Yohan Kusa Banunaek, Ir 1995 (ITN, Malang, Java), better known as Don Kusa Banu NaEk or Donny (Dony), also referred as Raja Muda, author of Raja-Raja Amanatun yang
berkuasa
, Pustaka Pelajar in Yogyakarta 3/2007 (a book on the history of Amanatun), Master in urbanisation Yogyakarta 1002, Kepala Subbidan dan Pertambangan (Chief of the sub-office of energy affairs),
with the head office of Economy of Timor Tengah Selatan (Middle South Timor), 31/7/1965
(SoE, West Timor, Indonesia)

DYNASTY MEMBERS
:
Children and descendants of Raja Kolo Banu NaEk (among several children)
:
1 (daughter by Ti Bobe alias Teni Tobe Misa) Bi Loit Banunaek

2 (by Bi Teni alais Maria TaEk) Pce Drs Daan (Daniel) A. Banunaek, elected Bupati of Timor Tengah Selatan (Middle South Timor) 7/7/2003 (until 2008), undertakes the restoration of the old Nukono palace,
1949, X Juliana Nubatonis. Father of 4 sons and 1 daughter among whom:
2.1 (oldest son) Johannes (Jhoni) Banu NaEk

3 (by Bi Teni alais Maria TaEk) Pce Ferdinand Banu NaEk, 1953

4 (not recognized by other family members) Drs Anton Banu Naek, Bupati in Timor Tengah Selatan (Middle South Timor)

Sons and descendants of Raja (Usif Pah) Muti or Mutis Banu NaEk
:
1 (by the same mother as Kusa Banu NaEk) Kolo Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun 1920-abdicated 1942 (see below, Predecessors)

2 (by the same mother as Raja Kolo Banu NaEk) Kusa Banu NaEk, Regent of Amanatun 1916-16/7/1919 (see below, Predecessors). Grandfather of:
2.1 Martin Banu NaEk, 1968

3 Folo. Father of:
3.1 Laka Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun 1942-1990 (see below, Predecessors)

4 Tnaes (Tnais) Banu NaEk alias Usim Mnasi OEnitis. Adoptive father of:
4.1 Siflit Banunaek

5 Usi Bosse (Bose) alias Simeon Gideon Banu NaEk, 1898 or 1916, +15/10/1969, X Tio Manio alias Maria Kase, +28/12/1988. Father of:
5.1 Gustaf (Gia) Immanuel Anton Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun, installed 26/9/1996 (see above, Acting Raja)
5.2 Jeremia
5.3 (daughter) Orance
5.4 Dina

6 Nico Banu NaEk

PREDECESSORS:
....

Bnau Banu NaEk I, Keser of Amanatun

Bnau Banu NaEk II, Keser of Amanatun

Bnau Banu NaEk III, Keser of Amanatun

Bnau Banu NaEk IV, Keser of Amanatun

Bnau Banu NaEk V, Keser of Amanatun

Loit Banu NaEk, Keser or Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun c1899. Father of:

Muti or Mutis Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun c1908-deposed 1915, +(in exile) Endeh, Flores 8 or 9/1918 (bur Nunkolo). Father of:

Tua Kolo Banu NaEk, also known as Abraham Zacharias Banunaek, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun 1920-abdicated 1946 or 1947, recognised 27/4/1921, converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholic
religion, +c1969, X 1 (first and only legal wife) Ti Bobe alias Teni Tobe Misa, 2 Bi Nope, 3 Bi Nope, 4 Bi Kefi, 5 Bi Hitu, 6 Bi Non, of Chinese descent, 7 1942/1945 Bi Teni alias Maria TaEk, 1928/1933

Kusa Banu NaEk, Regent of Amanatun 1916-16/7/1919, recognized 1916 by the Dutch, +16/7/1919

Lodewick Laka Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun 1946 or 1947-1990 (ruling 1946 or 1947-1962), installed 1948, Wakil-Raja c1942 under the Japanese?, Camat of South Amanatun 1964-1973, first
Camat
of Amanatun 1962-1964, educ Bandung, Java, +5/1990, X Fransina Afliana (Funan) Nope, daughter of Johannes Paulus (Leu) Nope, Raja of
Amanuban. Adopted son of Raja (Usif Pah) Kolo Banu NaEk, son of
Folo Banu NaEk (younger brother of Raja Kolo Banu NaEk) and father of:

Don Yesriel Yohan Kusa Banunaek, Ir (see above, Pretender)

Gustaf (Gia) Immanuel Anton Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanatun, installed 26/9/1996 (see above, Dynasty Head). Son of Bosse (Bose) alias Simeon or Soleman Gideon Banu NaEk (c1898, son of
Raja
Muti or Mutis Banu NaEk)