The King's Inauguration Oath

Baju adat.jpg

This document contains the inauguration oath of the former Muna kings. The text is presented in Muna, with a translation in English and in Indonesian, followed by detailed notes about the language and the background. The appendix gives an excerpt from Siddo Thamrin’s unpublished book Endapan Sejarah Muna (‘Sediments of Muna history’).

The picture shown below is not a Muna king, but the traditional dress worn by the bhonto bhalano, as shown by La Daesae, mieno Lawa. Picture taken by Siddo Thamrin in 1988.