Salawati, Indonesia

BRIEF HISTORY: A state in the northwest of New Guinea (Irian Jaya) on the island of the same name. Created for descendants of the Rajas of Waigeo. Also named formerly Salawat.

THANKS TO: John Duncan McMeekin (26/11/1999)
Donald P. Tick gelar Raja Muda Kuno, Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan di Indonesia "Pusaka", Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
pusaka.tick@tiscali.nl (6/6/2005, 27/8/2006, 26/4/2007)

UPDATED: 8/5/2007

DYNASTY: Arfau or Arfan (from the Rajas of Waigeo)

GLOSSARY:
Kepala Desa: village chief (today Kepala Kampung)

QUALIFICATIONS AND TITLES:
Head of the Dynasty
: The Raja of Salawati
(Doom Island near Sarang, Irian Jaya, Indonesia)

HEAD OF THE DYNASTY: Muhammad Tahir (Thahir, Taher) Arfan, Raja of Salawati

MEMBERS OF THE DYNASTY:
Grandson of Raja ....:
1 (Raja Muda?) Hoed Arfan, fmr Kepala Desa

Son of Raja Abdoel Moeid:
1 Imam Oemar

PREDECESSORS:
....

Raja Oemar Faroek. Father of:

Raja Abdoel Moeid

Aboe Kasim (I), Raja of Salawati 1873-before 9/1900. Brother of:

Mohammad Amin alias Manumoeddin, Raja of Salawati 1900-c1918, religious chief before (Quadli)

Abdul Bar or Abdul Bakar, Raja of Salawati c1918?. Son of Raja Aboe Kasim

Baharoedin Arfan, Raja of Salawati c1918-1935. Father of:

Abu Bakar alias Aboe Kasim (II) Arfan, Raja of Salawati 1935-...., recognized 1/1/1936, 1903

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Muhammad Tahir Arfan, Raja of Salawati (see above, Head of the Dynasty)