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History of Johor Indonesia
First posted on April 28th 2010, last revised on December 17th 2013

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For the history prior to 1819 see Srivijaya, Malacca, Johor
For the history after 1911, see Dutch East Indies, 1795-1949, Indonesia
Regional history : Malaya until 1895, History of Sumatra

Historically, the Archipelago of Riau-Lingga and the territory of Indragiri (on Sumatra's east coast) were poart of the Sultanate of Johor. In 1819, the Sultanate of Riau-Lingga was split off from Johor. The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 established of the (mainland) Sultanate of Johor as part of the British sphere of interest, and the Sultanate of Riau as part of the Dutch sphere of interest. Direct Dutch administration was established in 1911, the Sultanate formally abolished in 1913, annexed into the Dutch East Indies.

Within the Republic of Indonesia, the former Sultanate of Riau, enlarged by territory from the former Sultanate of Siak, was established as Riau Province. In 2004, the Riau Islands were separated from Riau Province and turned into a province of their own. Capital Tanjung Pinang.

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Country Profiles . Links . Organizations . Accounts of History . Politics . Military History . Economic History . Social History . Ethnography
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Country Profiles Current from Wikipedia; from Wikipedia Dutch edition
Historic Huibert Gerard Nahuys van Burgst, Brieven over Bencoolen, Padang: het rijk van Menang-Kabau, Rhiouw, Sincapoera and Polelo-Pinang, 2nd ed. 1827, in Dutch, GB
Residency of Rhio, Island of Bintang, pp.303-347 in P.J. Begbie, The Malayan Peninsula, 1834, GB
De Residentie Riouw en Onderhoorigheden, pp.242-250 in : Eck, Rutger van, Beknopt leerboek der geschiedenis, staatsinrichting en land- en volkenkunde van Nederlandsch Oost-Indie, (1885) 2nd ed. 1899, posted by Aceh Books, in Dutch
Links General Category : Riau, from Wikipedia
on History
Organizations International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA)
Japan Society for Southeast Asian Studies (JSSEAS)
The International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History (ICEAACH)
Finnish University Network for East and Southeast Asian Studies
Historical Dictionary
Timelines Search Google News Archive for Riau, Riouw; click timeline
Accounts of History Modern Sultanate Riau-Lingga, from Melayu Online
Kesultanan Riau-Lingga, from Wikipedia Bahasa Indonesia edition
Riau-Lingga Kingdom, from Ma-Lai-Sia-Lah
Article : Riau Islands Province, History, Wikipedia
Christopher Buyers, Riau
V. Wee et al., Continuity and Discontinuity in the Multiple Realities of Riau pp.527-541, Sejarah Melayu Library; historical chronology
Specific Periods J. Mölkänen, Valtion rakenne ja sen muutos Riau-Johorin valtiossa 1700 -luvun Riaun saaristossa, thesis Helsinki 2008
F. Colombijn, A Moving History of Middle Sumatra, 1600-1870, Modern Asian Studies 39, 1 (2005) pp.1-38.
Historiography R. Roolvink, Sadjarah Riouw Lingga dan Daerah Taaloqnja, pp.225-231 in Archipel 1980, posted on Persee
Economy & Finances Ch.4 : A Case Study on Singapore-Johor-Riau Growth Triangle (SIJORI), from H.I.A. Chen, Transnational Sub-regional Cooperation in Practice: Dynamics of Micro-regionalism and Micro-regionalisation in the East Asia Pacific, thesis New York 2009
Social History M. Ford, The Borders Within: Mobility and Enclosure in the Riau Islands, 2006
Ethnography Al Azhar, Malayness in Riau. The Study and Revitalization of Identity, pp.764-773
People Profile : The Riau Malay of Sumatra
C. Chou, Money, magic and fear : identity and exchange amongst the Orang Suku Laut (sea nomads) and other groups of Riau and Batam, Indonesia, thesis Cambridge 1994
W. Singleton, Old ways - new ways : Talang Mamak of Tiga Balai, Inderagiri Hulu, Propinsi Riau, Sumatra, thesis St. Andrews 1998
Local History C. van Angelbeek, Korte Schets van het Eiland Lingga en deszelfs bewoners, pp.3-62, in : Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, vol.11, 1826, in Dutch, GB
History of Bintan Island
Article : Tanjung Pinang, from Wikipedia
V. Matheson, Pulau Penyengat : Nineteenth Century Islamic Centre of Riau, Archipel 1989 vol.37 no.37 pp.153-172, Persee
Maritime Heritage Project, Seaports of the World : Riau
Culture J. van der Putten, Printing in Riau. Two Steps Toward Modernity, pp.717-736, Sejarah Melayu Library
Biographies V. Matheson, Mahmud, Sultan of Riau and Lingga (1823-1864), pp.119-146, Sejarah Melayu Library unfortunately information from what publication it is taken is not provided
J. van der Putten, A Malay of Bugis Ancestry: Haji Ibrahim's Strategies of Survival, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies vol.32 (3) 2001 pp.343-354, Sejarah Melayu Library
K. Lawrence, All Things To All Men: Reimagining the intellectual life of Raja Ali Haji of Riau , thesis Singapore 2007
Environmental History Indo-Malayan Ecoregion, from WWF

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Historical Data Lists of Statesmen Lingga-Riau, from World Statesmen
Genealogical Gleanings : Riau, Lingga

Statistical Data Population Figures
Documents Historical Newspapers Kranten Historisch [historical newspapers]
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Archival Deposits
Treaties Prepetual Treaty of Amity and Alliance between the V.O.C. and the Sultan of Johor, Pahang and Riouw, 10 Nov. 1784, p.87- in Georg Friedrich Martens, Recueil des principaux traites d'alliance, de paix, de treve etc. vol.7 1801
Historiography V. Matheson (trsl.), Mahmud, Sultan of Riau and Lingga (1823-1864), pp.119-146, Sejarah Melayu Library unfortunately information from what publication it is taken is not provided; contains translation of a primary source
V. Matheson et al. (trsl.), Tuhfat al Nafis (The Precious Gift), 1982, Sejarah Melayu Library; Bugi Historiography written in 1885; related Wikipedia Article
Document Collections
Historical Maps R. Cribb, Digital Atlas of Indonesian History : Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula, 16th century, Sumatra, first half of 17th century, Sumatra, second half of 17th century
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Riouw or Bintang, from EB 1911
Article Riouw, from Meyers Grosses Konversationslexikon 1902-1909 ed., in German, posted by Zeno
Economic L'etablissement Neerlandaise a Riouw, pp.351-356 in Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp, Coup d'oeil sur l'ile de Java et les autres possessions Neerlandaises dans l'Archipel des Indes, 1830, in French, GB; pp.527-536 in Beschouwing der nederlandische bezittingen in Oost-Indie, 1833, in Dutch, GB
E.G. Balfour, The cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, commercial, industrial, and scientific; products of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures (1885), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive; search for Riau / Riouw
Geographical J. Huddart, The oriental navigator, or, New directions for sailing to and from the East, 1801, GB, several entries on Bintang
Rhio, p.510 in W. Herbert A new nautical directory for the East-India and China navigation, 1804, GB
Entry : Rhio/Bintang, pp.46-47 in vol.6 of H.K.W. Berghaus, Annalen der Erd, Völker- und Staatenkunde, 1826, in German, GB
Article : Rhio, p.465 in vol.1 of W. Hamilton, The East Indian Gazetteer, 1828, GB
Entries : Lingga pp.51-54, Bintang p.54, in Philippus Pieter Roorda van Eysinga, Aardrijksbeschrijving van Nederlandsch Indië, 1838, in Dutch, GB
Article : Bintang, p.453 in vol.2 1839, Lingga, pp.346-347 in vol.7 1845, Riouw, p.548 in vol.9 1848, of A. J. van der Aa, Aardrijkskundig Woordenboek der Nederlanden, in Dutch, GB
Historical Entry : Oorlog met den Sultan van Riouw, pp.320-323 in Nicolaas Godfried Kampen, Geschiedenis der Nederlanders buiten Europa, 1832, in Dutch, GB
Chapter : Expedition brillante du capitaine-commandant J.P. van Braam, a Malacca, Salangoor et Riouw aux Indes Orientales (1784) in : E. Gerrits, Fastes de la marine hollandaise, vol.2, pp.300-312, 1837, in French, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Staten Generaal Digitaal (Dutch Parliament, 1900-1994)
Travelogues Rhio pp.139-143 in G.W. Earl, The Eastern Seas : or, Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago 1837 GB
Institutions Archives
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flags of Linga, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes
Stamps Japanese Occupation Riau, Lingga, and Anambas Islands, from Dai Nippon
Postage Stamp Information - R, scroll down for Riau

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Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Kedah Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS)
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
on Riau Search New Zealand Electronic Text Centre for Kedah
South East Asia Digital Library (project)
South East Asia Visions, at Cornell
ISEAS Working Papers, Back Issues 2000-2003
Sejarah Melayu Library
Thesis Server Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Registry of Open Access Repositories, Indonesia
Malaysian Theses Online
Online Journals Guides Directory of Open Access Journals
Electronic Journals Online
modern, on SE Asia South East Asia Journals, from ELIN-NIAS; Journal of Southeast Asian History 1960-1969, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 2009-, from Cambridge Journals Online (require registration)
ASEAS (Austrian Journal of South East Asian Studies), open access, 2008-
Asia Insights, from NIAS, 2002-
Southeast Asian Studies 1963-, mostly in Japanese
Explorations, 1997- Graduate Student Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, CSEAS, Univ. of Hawaii
historic, on Asia The Quarterly Oriental Magazine, Review and Register (Calcutta) 1824 Mar.-Jun., 1825 Jan.-Jun., 1825 Jul.-Dec., 1826 Jan.-Jun., 1826 Jul.-Dec., 1827 Jan.-Jun., 1827 Jul.-Dec., GB
Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany for British India and its Dependencies (London) vol.1 1816 Jan.-Jun., vol.2 1816 Jul.-Dec., vol.3 1817 Jan.-Jun., vol.4 1817 Jul.-Dec., vol.5 1818 Jan.-Jun., vol.6 1818 Jul.-Dec., vol.7 1819 Jan.-Jun., vol.8 1819 Jul.-Dec., vol.9 1820 Jan.-Jun., vol.10 1820 Jul.-Dec., vol.11 1821 Jan.-Jun., vol.12 1821 Jul.-Dec., vol.13 1822 Jan.-Jun., vol.14 1822 Jul.-Dec., vol.15 1823 Jan.-Jun., vol.16 1823 Jul.-Dec., vol.17 1824 Jan.-Jun., vol.18 1824 Jul.-Dec., vol.19 1825 Jan.-Jun., vol.20 1825 Jul.-Dec., vol.21 1826 Jan.-Jun., vol.22 1826 Jul.-Dec., vol.23 1827 Jan.-Jun., vol.24 1827 Jul.-Dec., vol.25 1828 Jan.-Jun., vol.26 1828 Jul.-Dec., vol.27 1829 Jan.-Jun., vol.28 1829 Jul.-Dec., The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China and Australasia (London), vol.1 1830 Jan.-Apr., vol.2 1830 May-Aug., vol.3 1830 Sep.-Dec., vol.4 1831 Jan.-Apr., vol.5 1831 May-Aug., vol.6 1831 Sep.-Dec., vol.7 1832 Jan.-Apr., vol.8 1832 May-Aug., vol.9 1832 Sep.-Dec., vol.10 1833 Jan.-Apr., vol.11 1833 May-Aug., vol.12 1833 Sep.-Dec., vol.13 1834 Jan.-Apr., vol.14 1834 May-Aug., vol.15 1834 Sep.-Dec., vol.16 1835 Jan.-Apr., vol.17 1835 May-Aug., vol.18 1835 Sep.-Dec., vol.19 1836 Jan.-Apr., vol.20 1836 May-Aug., vol.21 1836 Sep.-Dec., vol.22 1837 Jan.-Apr., vol.23 1837 May-Aug., vol.24 1837 Sep.-Dec., vol.25 1838 Jan.-Apr., vol.26 1838 May-Aug., vol.27 1838 Sep.-Dec., vol.28 1839 Jan.-Apr., vol.29 1839 May-Aug., vol.31 1840 Jan.-Apr., vol.32 1840 May-Aug., vol.33 1840 Sep.-Dec., vol.34 1841 Jan.-Apr., vol.35 1841 May-Aug., vol.36 1841 Sep.-Dec., vol.37 1842 Jan.-Apr., vol.38 1842 May-Aug., vol.39 1843 Sep.-Dec., vol.40 1843 Jan.-Apr., The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, vol.1 1843 May-Oct., vol.2 1843 Nov.-1844 Apr., vol.3 1844 May-Oct., vol.4 1844 Nov.-1845 Apr., GB
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (London), vol.1, 1834, vol.2, 1835, vol.3, 1836, vol.4, 1837, vol.5, 1839, vol.6, 1841, vol.7, 1843, vol.8, 1846, vol.9, 1848, vol.10, 1847, vol.12, 1850, vol.13, 1852, vol.14 pt.1, 1851, vol.15, 1855, vol.16, 1856, vol.17, 1860, vol.18, 1861, vol.19, 1864, vol.20, 1863, New Series, vol.1, 1865, vol.2, 1866, vol.3, 1868, vol.4, 1870, 1904, 1935, GB
Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Calcutta), vol.1, 1832 Jan.-Dec., vol.3, 1834 Jan.-Dec., vol.4, 1835 Jan.-Dec., vol.5, 1836 Jan.-Dec., vol.6 pt.1 1837 Jan.-Jun., vol.6 pt.2 1837 Jul.-Dec., vol.7 pt.1 1838 Jan.-Jun., vol.7 pt.2 1838 Jul.-Dec., vol.9 pt.2 1840 Jul.-Dec., vol.10 pt.1 1841 Jan.-Jun., vol.10 pt.2 1841 Jul.-Dec., vol.11 pt.1 1842 Jan.-Jun., vol.11 pt.2 1842 Jul.-Dec., vol.12 pt.1 1843 Jan.-Jun., vol.12 pt.2 1843 Jul.-Dec., vol.13 pt.1 1844 Jan.-Jun., vol.13 pt.2 1844 Jul.-Dec., vol.14 pt.1 1845 Jan.-Jun., vol.14 pt.2 1845 Jul.-Dec., vol.15 1846, vol.16 pt.1 1847 Jan.-Jun., vol.17 pt.1 1848 Jan.-Jun., vol.17 pt.2 1848 Jul.-Dec., vol.18 pt.1 1849 Jan.-Jun., vol.18 pt.2 1849 Jul.-Dec., vol.19 1850, vol.20 1851, vol.21 1852, vol.22 1853, vol.23 issues 1-4 1854, vol.23 issues 5-7 1854, vol.26 1857, vol.27 1858, vol.28 1859, vol.29 1860, vol.31 1862, vol.32 1863, vol.33 1864, vol.36 1867, vol.37 1868, vol.38 1869, GB
Asiatic Society of Bengal, Dissertations and Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia (London) vol.1 1801, vol.2 1801, vol.3 1796, vol.4 1798, Asiatick Researches; or Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal for Inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia, vol.5 1799, vol.6 1801, vol.7 1803, vol.8 1808, vol.9 1809, vol.10 1811, vol.11 1812, vol.12 1818, vol.13 1820, vol.14 1822, vol.15 1825, vol.16 1828, vol.17 1832, vol.20 1836, GB
The Oriental Herald and Colonial Review (London) vol.1 1824 Jan.-Apr., vol.2 1824 May-Aug., The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature (London) vol.4 1825 Jan.-Mar., vol.6 1825 Jul.-Sep., vol.7 1825 Oct.-Dec., vol.8 1826 Jan.-Mar., vol.9 1826 Apr.-Jun., vol.10 1826 Jul.-Sep., vol.11 1826 Oct.-Dec., vol.12 1827 Jan.-Mar., vol.13 1827 Apr.-Jun., vol.14 1827 Jul.-Sep., vol.15 1827 Oct.-Dec., vol.16 1828 Jan.-Mar., vol.17 1828 Apr.-Jun., vol.18 1828 Jul.-Sep., vol.19 1828 Oct.-Dec., vol.21 1829 Apr.-Jun., vol.22 1829 Jul.-Sep., vol.23 1829 Oct.-Dec., GB
The Asiatic Annual Register or a View of the History of Hindustan and of the Politics, Commerce and Literature of Asia, vol.1 1799, vol.2 1800, vol.3 1801, vol.4 1802, vol.5 1803, vol.6 1804, vol.7 1805, vol.8 1806 pt.2, vol.9 1807, vol.10 1808, vol.11 1809, vol.12 1810-1811, GB
Journal Asiatique 1822-1937, posted by Gallica, in French
mainly on Indonesia Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië, vol.1, 1838, vol.2.1, 1839, vol.2.2, 1839, vol.3.1, 1840, vol.3.2, 1840, vol.4.1, 1841, vol.4.2, 1842, vol.5.1, 1843, vol.5.2, 1843, vol.6.1, 1844, vol.6.2, 1844, vol.6.3, 1844, vol.6.4, 1844, vol.7.1, 1844, vol.7.2, 1844, vol.7.3, 1844, vol.7.4, 1844, vol.8.1, 1845, vol.8.2, 1846, vol.8.3, 1846, vol.8.4, 1846, vol.9.1, 1846, vol.9.2, 1846, vol.9.3, 1847, vol.9.4, 1847, vol.10 (N.S. 1), 1848, vol.11.1, 1849, vol.11.2, 1849, vol.12.1, 1850, vol.12.2, 1850, vol.13.1, 1851, vol.13.2, 1851, vol.14.1, 1852, vol.14.2, 1852, vol.15.1, 1853, vol.15.2, 1853, vol.16.1, 1854, vol.16.2, 1854, vol.17.1, 1855, vol.17.2, 1855, vol.18.1, 1856, vol.18.2, 1856, vol.19.1, 1857, vol.19.2, 1857, vol.20.1, 1858, vol.20.2, 1858, vol.21.1, 1859, vol.21.2, 1859, vol.22.1, 1860, vol.22.2, 1860, vol.23.1, 1861, vol.23.2, 1861, vol.24.1, 1862, vol.24.2, 1862, N.S. vol.1.1, 1863, vol.1.2, 1863, vol.2.1, 1864, vol.2.2, 1864, vol.3.1, 1865, vol.3.2, 1865, vol.4.1, 1866, vol.4.2, 1866, Derde Serie, vol.1.1, 1867, vol.1.2, 1867, vol.2.1, 1868, vol.2.2, 1868, vol.3.1, 1869, vol.3.2, 1869, GB
Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, vol.1, 3rd ed. 1825, vol.2, 2nd ed. 1823, vol.3, 2nd ed. 1824, vol.4, 2nd ed. 1824, vol.5, 1790, vol.6, 2nd ed. 1827, vol.7, 1814, vol.8, 1816, vol.9, 1825, vol.10, 1825, vol.11, 1826, vol.12, 1830, vol.13, 1832, vol.14, 1833, vol.15, 1833, vol.16, 1836, vol.17, 1839, vol.18, 1842, in Dutch, GB
Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde van Nederlandsch-Indië, 1853-1908, 1950-
Online Yearbooks Almanak voor Nederlands Indië voor 1857, 1856, 1858, 1857, in Dutch, GB
General Accounts on Southeast Asia Nicholas Tarling, The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, 4 vol.s, Cambridge : UP (1992) 1999, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959 T188c
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.21, pp.213-245 Article Indonesia KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.21
Steven Drakeley, The History of Indonesia, Westport CT : Greenwood 2005, KMLA Lib.Sign. 959.8 0763h
On Riau P.E.L. Favre, An account of the wild tribes inhabiting the Malayan Peninsula, Sumatra, and a few neighbouring islands : with A journey in Johore and A journey in the Menangkabaw states of the Malayan Peninsula; (1865), posted on Internet Archive
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