Samaskuta Kingdom

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Samaskuta was a kingdom in Sumatra's interior, at the location of present-day Lake Singkarak.[1] Little is known about its founding, but the kingdom is known to have existed before the eruption of Krakatoa in the 5th century.[2] In the book Pararaton, Prabhava Sangkala is mentioned as the king of Samaskuta in AD 416.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Iguchi, Masatoshi (2013). Java Essay: The History and Culture of a Southern Country. Matador. pp. 128–129. 
  2. ^ Trübner's Record: A Journal Devoted to the Literature of the East. Clarendon. 1889. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Behrend, T.E.; Pudjiastuti, Titik (1997). Katalog Induk Naskah Naskah Nusantara. 3–A. Jakarta: Fakultas Sastra, Indonesia University, Yayasan Obor Indonesia, École Française d'Extrême-Orient. p. 507. 
  4. ^ Sasraningrat (1894). "Wayang #1233, 31-38". Paramayoga. 

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