Boti, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: The only Indonesian state with a pre-Christian traditional religion, a principality inside the Amanuban area in the center of West Timor (Timor Loro Manu). The Boti people and Raja are an offspring of the former powerful Ambeno principality.which now is a principality and enclave of East Timor in West Timor. Population is about 320.

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (11/8/2005, 8/1/2007, 26/8/2007, 8/12/2007)

UPDATED: 8/12/2007

RELIGION: pre-Christian traditional religion

GLOSSARY:
Raja Muda: Crown Prince
Ratu: Queen
Usif Pah: Lord Ruler

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Head of the Dynasty
: The Raja (Usif Pah) of Boti
(Boti, Timor Loro Manu, Indonesia)

HEAD OF THE DYNASTY: Nama Benu, Raja (Usif Pah) of Boti since 2005, installed 3/2007

BROTHER AND SISTER:
1 (oldest son) Laka Benu, converted to Roman Catholic religion under the name of Lukas Benu 2004 and therefore expelled from the Boti community, Raja Muda before 2004

2 Mama Molo

3 Neno Tobe Benu, X Pahnyo Laka. Parents of:
3.1 (son)
Aba Benu, c1997
3.2 (son)
Tubi Benu, c1997

4 (youngest son) Lolo Benu, Raja Muda, chief of the Boti weaving cooperation

PREDECESSORS:
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Ama Nune Benu, Raja (Usif Pah) of Boti, +3/2005. Father of (2nd son):

Nama Benu, Raja (Usif Pah) of Boti since 2005 (see above, Head of the Dynasty)