Amanuban, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: A state in West Timor (Timor Loro Manu). The palace of the Raja is called Sonaf Naik (Big Palace) while the palace of the heir is called Sonaf Banam in Nikiniki.

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

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (9/2/2003, 22/4/2003, 30/7/2003, 24/8/2003, 14/11/2004, 6/7/2006, 21/1/2008, 11/12/2008,
11/12/2010, 8/10/2012)

UPDATED: 27/10/2012

GLOSSARY:
Bupati: literally regent, elected civil administrator of a Kapubaten (regency, the administrative division below the province)
Usif Pah: Lord Ruler

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Dynasty Head
: The Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanuban also named locally The Raja Usif of Banam
(Nikiniki, Timor Loro Manu, Indonesia)

The chief wife of the Raja shall belong to the Nitbani Clan from Amanatun or to the Asbanu Clan.

DYNASTY HEAD: Usi Drs. Nino Matheos (Matheus, Theus, Theodorus) Nope, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanuban, installed 6/10/2012, °23/3/1936, X Adelina Yuliana Dethan, of the Dethan branch of the
Manek dynasty of Talae in Rote

CHILDREN:
1 (son) Edhy
Nope

2 (daughter) Mico Nope

3 (daughter) Kohe Nope, teacher of English in Kupang

DYNASTY MEMBERS:
Son of Raja Nesy Nope:
1
Raja Muda Bil Nope, Crown Pce

Halfbrother of Raja Nesy Nope:
1 Wellem Nope, Bupati of Timor Tengah Selatan (Middle South Timor) 11/11/1998-8/12/2003, °4/2/1950

Children of temporary Raja Johannes Paulus (Leu) Nope:
1 (by Kohe Nitbani) Usi Drs. Nino Matheos Nope (see above, Dynasty Head)

2 (by 3rd wife) Usif Luis Nope, Mayor of Nikiniki 1977-1979, °1934

3 Fransina Afliana (Funan) Nope, X Laka Banu NaEk, Raja (Usif Pah) of
Amanatun 1942-1990, installed 1948, first Camat of Amanatun 1962-1972, educ Bandung, Java, +5/1990

Sons of Radja Miguel by Maria Elizabeth Nisonie:
In accordance with Timorese custom, counted as Rajamudas (princes) of Sonbai Kecil rather than of Amanuban, since no belis (bridewealth) was ever paid for their mother:
1 Jakhoeb (see below, Predecessors)

2 Miguel

3 Karel

PREDECESSORS:
Olak Mali
. Father of:

Ol Banu
. Father of:

Bil Banu

Tu Banu

Louis I (Tunbes)

Bill (Pilli)

Don Louis II

Tubani 1786-1808

Radja Kobies alias Jacobus Albertus c1771-on or after 1809, got involved in a civil war with Tobani in 1771 and later, and split with some Amanuban people, incarcerated by the Dutch. Father of:

Radja Miguel, exiled to Rote by the Dutch, X Maria Elizabeth Nisnonie, of the Rajas (Liurais) of Sonbai Kecil. Father of:

Jakhoeb, asserted 1850 that he was appointed Radja in the time of Dutch resident Gronovius, although the Amanubanese never actually obeyed him

Raja Don Louis III 1808-1824. Father of:

Raja Baki Louis alias Baki Nope or Baki Nuban or Baki Klus 1824-1862, +1860s, X a daughter of Sobe Sonba'i II (Nai Sobe Sonbai), Raja of Sonbai Besar

Raja Sanu Nope 1862-1870

Raja Hau Sufa Leu alias Bil Nope 1870-1910, +1910. Grandson of Raja Baki Louis alias Baki Nope or Baki Nuban or Baki Klus

Raja Noni Nope 1911-1920

Petrus (when baptised) PaE Nope, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanuban 1920-abdicated (deposed) c10/7/1946, °c1891/1892, +1959. Father of (eldest son):

Johannes Paulus (Leu) Nope, temporary Raja of Amanuban after 10/7/1946-1949, +1959, X 1 Maria Nope Selan, °Neke 1914, +SoE 16/3/1988, 2 Kohe Nitbani, 3 ..... Oldest brother of:

Kusa Nope, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanuban 1950-1958

Nesy (Nesi) Nope, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanuban 1980-...., representative of the Dynasty in the Palace of HE The President of Indonesia 29/11/2008, MLA (DPRD) of Timor Tengah
Selatan (Middle South Timor) 2004, Mayor of Nikiniki 1988-1998, X
a noblewoman of the Nitbani Clan from Amanatun

Usi Drs. Nino Matheos (Matheus, Theus, Theodorus) Nope, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amanuban, installed 6/10/2012 (see above, Dynasty Head). Son of temporary Raja Johannes Paulus (Leu) Nope by Kohe
Nitbani