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Indonesia - princely states

Former Indigenous States of Indonesia (Dutch Protectorate)

Last modified: 2019-08-06 by ian macdonald
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Tabab Yamlim

image by John McMeekin, 19 August 2015

Flag of the most important little kingdom (there are a total of 22 kingdoms to-day in the Kei Is., Eastern Indonesia). The King is called the "Rat". The dragon is called "Lor Lim", the spear is called "Ngabai", the hoist is next to the spear, and there is a red frill on all four sides.
John McMeekin
, 19 August 2015


Taboer

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Royal flag in Land of Tambilan

Royal flag in Land of Soebi

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Note: The flag is the same for both entities
Jaume Ollé

Tamiang

image by John McMeekin, 6 December 2010

Tamiang Flag with logo or Arms, note white strip along top & bottom.
John McMeekin, 6 December 2010

Tampat Toean

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

Jaume Ollé

Ternate

TERNATE-1

  image by John McMeekin, 25 February 2015

BENDERA KOMPANI (or Battalion Flag), in the central disc is "Al Molok Buldan Tarnate" (The Moluccas are Ternate Territory).
John McMeekin, 25 February 2015

This appears to be the Sultan's Car Flag, note white frill in this photo.
John McMeekin, 4 December 2010

TERNATE-2

  by JJaume Ollé

Ratio c. 1:1.

Jaume Ollé

Ternate state flag

[Ternate state flag] image by Rob Raeside, 6 June 2010br> based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Ternate personal standard

[Ternate personal standard] image by John McMeekin, 4 December 2010
based on a car flag.

The Sultanate Motto is "MOLOKU KIE RAHA"
The Sultan's Motto is "LIMAU GAPI"br> John McMeekin, 4 December 2010

Bendera "Goheba Madopolo Romdidi" (Ternate)

image by Rob Raeside, 8 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

  image by John McMeekin, 25 February 2015

PANJI-PANJI KOI MA-RAU 1/2 m wide x 2 m long (flags like banana leaves) flown on the Sultan's boat.
John McMeekin, 25 February 2015

  images by John McMeekin, 25 February 2015

PANIKI & NJON (streamers like a bat & ray).
John McMeekin
, 25 February 2015

AMRAL (Great Pennant) - Flown from the top of the mast of the Sultan's boat, Princes are allowed to fly this flag, but Sengaji's (a kind of Governor) are not allowed to fly them.
John McMeekin
, 25 February 2015

  images by John McMeekin, 25 February 2015

DAJALU (KOI MA-RAU). Half as big as the Sultan's flags and can be flown by Sengaji's.
John McMeekin
, 25 February 2015

Tidore

TIDORE-1

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

TIDORE-2

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 2:3

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

TIDORE-3

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

TIDORE-4

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 1:2 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

TIDORE-5

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 1:1.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

TIDORE-6

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

TIDORE-7

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 1:1.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Tidore - Bendera Kesultan - Sultan's flag

image by Rob Raeside, 1 June 2010

based on sketch by John McMeekin

image by John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

Marked "Bandera" the modern spelling is BENDERA CHALIFA or Battalion Flag, this flag is 1.27m X 1.75m long, it reads at the top, the usual Moslem phrase, "there is no God but God & Muhammad is his Prophet", below in the disc is "SULTAN OF TIDORE".
John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

image by John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

PANJI-PANJI triangular flag, with what's called a "Wimpel" (pennant) above, flown at the Sultan's prow on his boat.
John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

image by John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

KOI MA-RAU flown at sea, (Ilike banana leaves).
John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

image by John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

PANJI-PANJI for minor Headmen.
John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

image by John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

KOI MA-RAU special flag for Chiefs (like banana leaves), flown by the Headmen of "marieku loah isa".
John McMeekin, 24 February 2015

Tidung

Possible state flag - Bendera Tidung

image by Rob Raeside, 8 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

Raja - Bendera Raja Tidung

image by Rob Raeside, 8 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

Tolofse

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

Tomola

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Troemon

TROEMON-1

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

TROEMON-2

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

TROEMON-3

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

FLAG OF THE RADJA OF TROEMAN

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

Trumong

[Trumong] image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 1999

From a paper entitled "Gwenn ha Du" (Black and White) by W. Smith in Ar Banniel", (1996).
Ivan Sache, 2 August 1999

Trumong War Flag

[Trumong war flag] image by John McMeekin, 9 June 2010

TRUMON War flag (taken in battle 16th Cent.), I have done a line drawing over the top one to show where the Zulfiqar Sword is. The Batak King, Raja Sisingamngaraja XII of Sinambela flew a similar flag, but this was coloured red & white, he reigned 1871 until he was killed by the Dutch in 1907).
John McMeekin, 9 June 2010