The First Sultan of Sarawak and His Links to Brunei and the Sambas Dynasty, 1599-1826: A Little-known Pre-Brooke History

@article{Larsen2012TheFS,
  title={The First Sultan of Sarawak and His Links to Brunei and the Sambas Dynasty, 1599-1826: A Little-known Pre-Brooke History},
  author={Ib Larsen},
  journal={Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={85},
  pages={1 - 16}
}
  • Ib Larsen
  • Published 21 November 2012
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
The first Sultan of Sarawak, Sultan Tengah Manga, was appointed by his brother Sultan Abdul Jalilul Akbar of Brunei in 1599. According to tradition no sultan was appointed after Sultan Tengah Manga's death in 1641, and Sarawak was ruled by four local datu from his death until the arrival of the first White Rajah in 1842. However, not much information exists to confirm this tradition. Sultan Tengah Manga's son, Radin Suleiman, became the first Sultan of Sambas, an area which neighbours Sarawak… 

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