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 Hikayat tanah Hitu
(1,020 words)

'History of the land of Hitu'

(Sifa) Rijali

Date: Between 1647 and 1653

Original Language: Jawi Malay


There are two manuscripts of Hikayat tanah Hitu, the first comprising 107 pages, the second 125.

After several pages that present an account of the formation of the small state of Hitu, ruled by the four leaders of the dominant immigrant clans, Rijali describes the coming of Islam. A leader of one of the four clans, a certain Patih Putih, introdu…

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Knaap, Gerrit, “ Hikayat tanah Hitu”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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