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 Sya'ir Perang Mengkasar
(2,364 words)

‘The rhymed chronicle of the Makassar War’

Enche’ Amin, Encik Amin, Enci’ Amin, Incek Amin, Entji’ Ambun (Ambon), Inche Ambun, Inchî Ambun, de schrijver Amien

Date: 1669-70

Original Language: Court Malay


According to Entji’ Amin’s own words, Sya’ir Perang Mengkasar, on the bloody Makassar War, is based on current accounts that he himself has either seen or partly heard from others (verses 204, 229a-b), including someone from the Minangkabau region.

The Makassar War broke out in De…

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Effendi, Johannes, “ Sya'ir Perang Mengkasar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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