The Royal House of Kupang: A Hierarchal & Functional System
Don Leopold Nisnoni, Raja of Kupang and another Timorese Raja at an official function.
The Royal House of Kupang: A Hierarchal and functioning system
The Royal House of Kupang, The Royal House of Kupang (Kraton Kupang), maintains a Companionship of Honor to include those who have made contributions in the form of acts of merits towards the Royal House and to the 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 hierarchal 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, traditional ceremonial 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, to recognize the meritorious accomplishments of well-deserving individuals in whatever field, including foreigners, 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 towards deserving individuals and organizations from the Royal Dynasty.
It is a mark of appreciation and merit—the Spanish & Portuguese Delegation of the Royal House of Kupang.