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Former Indigenous States of Indonesia (Dutch Protectorate)

Last modified: 2015-03-21 by ian macdonald
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Deli

[Deli Sultanate] image by Rob Raeside, 2 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

Deli Sultanate, flag from the Arms, possibly the State Flag, (N.E. Sumatra). The Sultan's flag might have a gold sword, hilt to flagstaff, with the handle turned downwards, otherwise the sword is part of the coat of arms.
John McMeekin
, 2 June 2010

Demama

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Djambi

DJAMBI-1

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

In his book "Les drapeaux de l'Islam", P.Lux-Wurm (2001) shows the "Sultan's flag and ensign, XIXth century" of the Sultanate of Djambi. The flag is rectangular, in proportions 2:3, plain white.

The Sultanate of Djambi was located on the eastern coast of the island of Sumatra, now part of Indonesia. Djambi and the region of Palembang were from the IVth to the XIVth century the center of Sri Vidjaya's Mahayana Buddhist Empire. Around 1455, Arya Damar, ruler of Palembang, was converted to Islam and took the name of Arya Dilah Abd-Allah.

The plain white flag was used as the Sultan's personal standard. The white colour symbolized the political and religious powers of the Sultan. The vessels of the Sultanate also used a plain white ensign. Lux-Wurm does not clearly state if they were merchant or war vessels, therefore we might want to call the flag "State  ensign". The city of Djambi was located 50 km from the seashore but could be reached by ships via the river Batang Hari.

The Sultanate was suppressed in 1945 when the independence of Indonesia was proclaimed. The city of Djambi is now called Telanajpura.

Ivan Sache, 15 June 2003

DJAMBI 2

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

DJAMBI 3

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

DJAMBI 4

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3 .

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Dedjir (Djedjir)

Flag of Djedjir  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Royal flag in the Land of the Maharaja of Djemadja

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Djooja

Flag of Djooja  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 4:5 ?.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Dompu

image provided by John McMeekin, 5 February 2015

 Dompu, modern flag (Dompu lies between Bima & Sumbawa, on Sumbawa Island)

image provided by John McMeekin, 6 November 2011

image provided by John McMeekin, 6 November 2011

DOMPU (DOMPO or even DOMPOE) SULTANATE (Sumbawa Island, Indonesia)
A scan of the original red flag may be derived from the red flag with the black "star of David" on it.
John McMeekin, 6 November 2011

War flag

image by Rob Raeside, 2 June 2010

based on sketch by John McMeekin

Dritaali

Flag of Dritaali by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .