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Former Indigenous States of Indonesia (Dutch Protectorate)

Last modified: 2011-06-11 by ian macdonald
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Jailolo

Bendera Kesultanan Jailolo

image by Rob Raeside, 7 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

Jailolo Sultanate flag (white), and royal flags of Jailolo (seen on 3 flagpoles in front of his Palace).

Bendera Sultan

image by Rob Raeside, 7 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

Bendera Sultan

image by Rob Raeside, 7 June 2010
based on sketch by John McMeekin

Jambaraj

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:1.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ?.

Japara

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

JAPARA (CHINESE)

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 2:3.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Java

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5 .

Adopted: ? .

Abolished: ? .

JAVA (standard)

  by Jaume Ollé

Ratio c. 4:5.

Adopted: ?.

Abolished: ? .

Jogjakarta

[Jogjakarta Sultanate] image by Ivan Sache, 8 September 2001

A documentary on Java, broadcasted by the French-German channel Arte, gave interesting information on the Sultanate of Jogjakarta (Yogyakarta).

When Indonesia became independent, all former princely states were suppressed, except the Sultanate of Jogjakarta. The Sultan, father of the current one, had joined the anti-Dutch resistance, and was therefore allowed to keep his title. Jogjakarta has now the status of Special Administrative Region, as well as Atjeh (for the same reason). The current Sultan seems to have a great moral authority and joined the first street demonstrations who caused the fall of president Suharto.

The documentary showed an official ceremony held in the Sultan's palace. During the military parade, a few flags were rapidly seen. The first one was white with a coloured emblem, apparently mainly red, but I am not able to be more specific. The second one was a black rectangle with a yellow disc in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 8 September 2001

This is the state flag of Yogjakarta.
John McMeekin, 4 June 2010

[Yogyakarta royal standard] image by Rob Raeside, 4 June 2010
based on a sketch by John McMeekin

The Royal Standard (yellow with a red star - seen on TV when Queen Elizabeth II visited Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX in the 1970's).
John McMeekin, 4 June 2010