Lewa, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: A state on the east of the island of Sumba (Nusa Tenggara Timur). Once very powerful when the Raja surnamed the Napoleon of Sumba almost ruled the whole island of Sumba until the Dutch intervened c1900. Probably merged with Kambera when Umbu Diki Kama Pira Ndawa, Raja of Lewa before 1874, married Rambu Duka and today named Lewa Kambera. Capital was Praing or Parai Lioe in 1942.

THANKS TO: Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusaka Archive Indonesia Kingdoms pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (22/11/2003, 12/12/2004, 5/3/2005, 10/3/2005, 14/6/2005)

UPDATED: 17/10/2009

DYNASTY: Tabundung since 1924

GLOSSARY:
Camat: head of a sub-district
Rambu: Princess
Ratu: Queen
Umbu: Lord
Wakil Raja: Vice Raja or Governor

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Dynasty Head
: The Raja of Lewa Kambera
(Lewa, Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia)

DYNASTY HEAD: Tamu Umbu Pingi Ai, Raja of Lewa Kambera, Camat of Pandawai

DYNASTY MEMBERS:
Sons and descendants of Raja Umbu Rarameha alias Umbu Diki Kama Pira Ndawa II:
1 Umbu Nggaba Hungu Rihi Eti, Raja of Lewa 1940-1962? (see below, Predecessors)

2 Umbu Makapadik. Father of:
2.1 Tamu Umbu Pingi Ai, Raja of Lewa (see above, Head of the Family)

Children and descendants of Raja Umbu Diki Kama Pira Ndawa I:
1 Umbu Nggaba Hunga

2 Umbu Ngau Liti, Sub-Regent of Lewa, +1930, X Rambu Timba Kahi of Kanatang. Father of:
2.1 Umbu Kambaru Windi Maramba, Raja Bantu, +1934

3 Umbu Tunggu Maramba Namu Paraingu, Raja of Lewa 1874-1891 (see below, Predecessors)

4 Rambu Dai Pakonggal Ungu, X Umbu Nggala Lili Kani Paraingu, Raja of Rende 1918-abdicated 1932

5 Umbu Dundu Tai Maru Mata, X Rambu Harabi Loda of Rende

6 Rambu Kareri Ata Kawaoe, X Umbu Timba Nduka Laki Maru of Napu

7 Umbu Bidi Tau alias Umbu Jawa Karai Manjawa II, Raja of Lewa 1892-1917 (see below, Predecessors)

To be related:
1 Umbu Ndjaka or Jaka or Njaka, self-titled Raja of Lewa, 1950, X Tamu Rambu Margaretha, titled Ratu

PREDECESSORS:
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Pura c1750-c1756

Umbu Hina Hanggu Wali. Father of:

Umbu Nggala Lili Kani Paraingu, X Rambu Dai Ngana. Father of:

Umbu Diki Kama Pira Ndawa I, Raja of Lewa before 1874, X Rambu Duka of Kambera. Father of:

Umbu Tunggu Maramba Namu Paraingu, Raja of Lewa 1874-1891, +1892?, X Rambu Timba of Melolo

Umbu Bidi Tau alias Umbu Jawa Karai Manjawa II, Raja of Lewa 1892-1917, had to flee 1902-1913, X Rambu Kada Nona of Kanatang

Umbu Tunggu Namu Paraing, Regent of Lewa 1902-1913, Raja of Tabundung 1900-1917

Umbu Nggaba Hau Mara, Raja of Lewa 1917-1924, pretender 1898-1901, +1924. Son of Raja Umbu Tunggu Maramba Namu Paraingu

Umbu Rarameha (Lara Mena?) alias Umbu Diki Kama Pira Ndawa II, Raja of Lewa 1924-1940, exiled for sometime, +1940, X Rambu Bahi, daughter of a brother of Umbu Maramba Kambaru Windi Maru Mata, Raja of Kanatang. Son of Umbu Tunggu Namu Paraing, Regent of Lewa 1902-1913, Raja of Tabundung 1900-1917 and father of:

Umbu Nggaba Hungu Rihi Eti, Raja of Lewa 1940-1962?, Wakil Raja of Lewa and Kambera before 1940, bpt in Pajeti 1926 or 1929, 1902, +23/1/1978

Umbu Ndjaka or Jaka, Raja of Lewa (see above, Dynasty Head)

N.B. There is a rival Raja of Lewa, active in tourism (see above, To be related)