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 The Raja Leopold Nisnoni


 H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang and Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil

H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang and Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil  head of the Royal House of Kupang. The Royal House (Kraton Kupang) maintains a Companionship of Honor to include within its system those who have made contributions in the form of acts of merits towards the Royal House and people of Timor. The companionship stems from the historical and current system of the cultural and traditional structure of the Royal House and society. The Current Head of the Dynasty is H.R.H. Don Leopold Isu Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang, and Liurai of Sonbai-Kecil​

Existing till the present time is a hierarchical and functioning system of cultural, ceremonial, and traditional leadership and structure with appropriate cultural titles and ranks to ensure that the Royal House is able to manage its cultural, ceremonial traditional role. Also to include within its ranks those who are deserving. The Kupang Dynasty through its head does at its discretion, consider extending certain customary ranks and traditional designations to those deserving of such. Traditionally, such ranks are Raja Muda, Fettor, and Temukung.


The Royal Dynasty of Kupang in order to recognize the meritorious accomplishments of well-deserving individuals in whatever field including foreigners does appoint them as members of the Companion of Honour of Kupang (Ahli- Ahli Kehormatan Kraton Kupang).

This is represented by various classes and in rare cases does incorporate the hereditary element. There is also a separate form of appreciation known as Tanda Penghargaan Kupang, as a mark of appreciation from the Royal Dynasty towards deserving individuals and organizations. It is a mark of appreciation and merit.



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