Kupang, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: A federation created in 1917 composed of the principalities of Amabi, Amaabi OEfeto, Foenay, Kupang Helong, Sonbai Kecil and TaEbenu with an elected monarch. After the first Raja during one year elected from the Tanof family of TaEbenu, Kupang remained with the Nisnoni family of Sonbai Kecil descending from Meromak Oan of Waiwiku Waihale (the supreme divine ruler of Timor), the author of the old Sonbai (or Sonbait) imperial dynasty.

RELATED WEBSITES: Een paradijselijke natuur en een praatgrage bevolking, De maneks van Roti, by Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan2 di Indonesia "Pusaka", Vlaardingen, The Netherlands http://members.tripod.com/~flobamora/maneks.htm

Royal Timor, Kings and Rajas of Timor http://www.royaltimor.com/Kupang.html

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (30/1/2002, 2/10/2002, 9/2/2003, 3/6/2003, 22/5/2006, 21/1/2008, 11/12/2008)
Dr Hans Hägerdal (14/9/2006, 9/12/2006)

UPDATED: 12/3/2009

GLOSSARY:
Isu: the Wise One
Usif: Ruler

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Head of the Dynasty
: The Raja (Usif) of Kupang
(Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia)
Heir
: The Raja Muda

HEAD OF THE DYNASTY: Don Leopold Nicolaas (Isu) Nisnoni, 4th Raja (Usif) of Kupang since 1993, installed in 7/2004, representative of the Dynasty in the Palace of HE The President of Indonesia 29/11/2008, previously temporary chief then chief of the dynasty (Head of the Royal House of Kupang) since 14/11/1992, Vice Pres of the Traditional Council of Rulers of Timor (Dewan Usif/Liurai/Amaf/Fukun se-Timor), mbr for the Town of Kupang 1997 then Vice Pres for the Kapubaten Kupang 8/2/2003 of the Partai Demokrasi Kasih Bangsa (Party for the Concern for the People), Advisor of Forum Kommunikasi Pembangunan Atoni-Meto (Communication Forum for the Rise of the Atoni and Meto People), X 1963 Margeritha Frederika Lino, styled Mama Raja Rika Nisnoni

CHILDREN:
1 Don Alfons W.N. Nisnoni, Crown Pce (Raja Muda), employed in the oil industry, X 18/1/2006 Maria Rade Pone, 4th child of Pce (Raja Muda) Yosua L. Pono (descendant of DoaE Elias Ludji Raja Pono, Raja of Seba 1901-2/11/1906) by Octovina D. Frans. Parents of:
1.1 Don Leopold Nisnoni

2 Don Carlos Nisnoni, X .... Father of:
2.1 Don Nicolaas Nisnoni, °20/9/2002

3 Donna Adeleida Nisnoni, X Immens Hawu, son of .... Hawu by .... Sjoen, of the Maneks of
OEpao

MEMBERS OF THE NISNONI DYNASTY (of Sonbai Kecil):
Grandson of Raja Bastian Meis Nisnoni, Raja of Sonbai Kecil
:

1 Raja Muda Pieter Nisnoni. Father of:
1.1 Raja Muda Ricky Nisnoni, °c1983, +(typhus) 30/1/2003

To be related:
1 Maria Elizabeth Nisnonie, X Miguel, Radja of Amanuban

PREDECESSORS:
Don Daud Hanoch Obed Tanof, Fettor of TaEbenu 1901-1917, 1st Raja of Kupang 1917-20/5/1918, +20/5/1918, X 1 Bi Mano Nisnoni, X 2 Sarah Karolina Koroh

Don Nicolaas Isu Nisnoni, 2nd Raja of Kupang 1918-1945, Raja of Fatu Leu 1930-1942, Raja of Sonbai Kecil 1911-1917 until Sonbai Kecil joined the zelfbesturende landschap of Kupang, °1880, +1/9/1952, X Esther Koroh of Amarasi. Father of:

Don Obe Alfonsus Nisnoni, 3rd Raja (Usif) of Kupang 1945-1992, one of the main leaders of the Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Timor (the only political party in the Flores-Timor area in favour of independence of Indonesia), X a daughter of the Manek of Termanu. Father of:

Don Leopold Nicolaas Isu Nisnoni, 4th Raja (Usif) of Kupang since 1993 (see above, Head of the Dynasty)