Amarasi, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: A state in West Timor (Timor Loro Manu). Amarasi was the residence of the kings of TaEbenu in the 1640s. Spelled Amarassie in old times.

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

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (9/2/2003, 11/8/2005, 14/3/2006, 4/9/2006)
Dr Hans Hägerdal (4/12/2006, 18/10/2007, 3/5/2008)

UPDATED: 5/5/2008

DYNASTY: Djawa (of Seba) since 1914, by adoption

GLOSSARY:
Ratu: Queen
Topass: Timorese Eurasian people
Usif Pah: Lord Ruler

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Head of the Dynasty
: The Raja (Usif Pah) of Amarasi, also called
Nai Jufa Naikh (The Big King) (The Palace, Baun, Timor Loro Manu, Indonesia)

HEAD OF THE DYNASTY: Robert Maurits Koroh, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amarasi since 1990, °23/6/1958, X Mira, titled Ratu Mira Samaria Syah, adopted daughter of HH Paduka Sri Maha Tuan as Sultan Haji Mudafar Shah II alias Dr Haji Mudafar Syah II Masjur Kamo Lano, Sultan of Ternate

CROWN PRINCE: Raja Muda Michael Christiaan Koroh alias Apri Koroh, °c1980

MEMBERS OF THE DYNASTY:
Daughter of Raja Koro Kefi?:
1 ...., X 1843
Lafu II, Raja Funai (Raja of Foenay) 1840-1873

Brother of King Antonio II (probably):
1 Dom Francisco was a leader of the black Christian community in Amarasi in 1692-1693, killed Pce Korang of Kupang Helong with his assegai (a sort of javelin) 1693

Brother of King (Dom Agustinho?):
1 Dom Gaspar c1666

In-law (vermaegschap) of King Antonio I:
1 Dom Diogo Rodrigo, an Amarasian “black” who had joined the Topass ranks, c1665

Brothers of King Antonio I:
1 Dom Agustinho (regent) (see below, Predecessors)

2 King Dom Thomas c1665-after 1672 (1689?) (see below, Predecessors)

3 Dom Rodrigo c1665, bpt early 1630s

PREDECESSORS:
....

King Dom Antonio I before 1659-1665, +(possibly poisoned by Antonio Hornay, ruler of Oecussi Ambeno) 1665. Brother of:

Dom Agustinho (regent) ....-1650s, bpt by the Dominicans 1637. Brother of:

King Dom Thomas 1665-after 1679 (1689?)

Dona Maria, nominal Queen c1670. Sister of Dom Antonio da Veiga, lieutenant of Amarasi (+killed against Kupang 1679), niece or maybe daughter of King Dom Antonio I

Dom .... c1679. Brother of maybe son of King Dom Antonio I

Dom Antonio II c1688-1695

Dom Afonco c1703

Dom Augusto Fernandes c1703

Nai Sotty c1714

Esu before 1749-1752

....

Raja (Usif Pah) Koro Kefi

Raja (Usif Pah) Rasi Koroh 1871-1887 and 1891-1914. Adoptive father of:

Viktor Rasayan Koroh, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amarasi, adopted and renamed Koroh, originally born in the Djawa royal family of Seba, X Maria Hana Paulina Lusi. Son of ... (brother of the Raja of Seba) by the daughter of Raja (Usif Pah) Rasi Koroh and therefore grandson of the latter. Father of:

Robert Maurits Koroh, Raja (Usif Pah) of Amarasi since 1990 (see above, Head of the Dynasty)