'History of the land of Hitu'
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…