Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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(Sifa) Rijali
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Rijali was the son of Saptu and nephew of Tepil, who bore the title Kapitan Hitu, or primus inter pares among the leaders of Hitu, the confederate state formation located in Amboina (Ambon) Island. He accompanied both Tepil and his sons on diplomatic missions to representatives of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde OostIndische Compagnie), to which Hitu was allied. This alliance was based on the promise that the Dutch…

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Knaap, Gerrit, “(Sifa) Rijali”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>

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