Gorontalo Otanaha Fort

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Gorontalo Otanaha Fort


Benteng Otanaha is a tourist attraction located on a hill in the Village Dembe I, West City District, the city of Gorontalo. The fort was built around the year 1522. Otanaha fortress situated on a hill, and have 4 pieces and 348 pieces of a haven to the top of the stairs up to the location of the fort. Number of steps is not the same for every stopover. From the base to a haven I have 52 steps, to sojourn II contained 83 steps, to sojourn there are 53 steps III, IV and to stop having 89 steps. While the fort area there are 71 steps, so the total number of steps is 348. Around the 15th century, the notion that most of the land Gorontalo is sea water. At that time, under the Government of the Kingdom of Gorontalo Ilato king, or queen Matolodulakiki with Tilangohula (1505-1585). They pick the three breeds, namely Ndoba (female), Tiliaya (women), and Naha (male). Time teens, Naha wandered into the country side, while Ndoba and Tiliaya live in the kingdom. One time a Portuguese sailing ship stopped at the Port of Gorontalo food ran out, the influence of bad weather, and disruption of a pirate. Their faces to the King Ilato. The meeting produced an agreement, that in order to strengthen the defense and security of the country, will be built or established three forts on the hills Village Dembe, Western District of the City today, namely in 1525. Apparently, the Portuguese captain and only manipulated the forces Ndoba Tiliaya when will repel pirates who are disrupting fishing in pantai.Seluruh people and troops, reinforced Tiliaya Ndoba and four Apitalau, got up and urged the Portuguese to leave the land immediately Portuguese Gorontalo.Para nakhkoda leaving the Port of Gorontalo.Ndoba and Tiliaya appear as two prominent women fighters then immediately surrounding residents prepare to fend off enemy attacks and the possibility of a war that will terjadi.Pasukan Ndoba and Tiliaya, reinforced by the navy, led by the Apitalau or ‘sea captain’, ie Apitalau Lakoro, Pitalau Lagona, Apitalau Lakadjo, and Apitalau Djailani. Around the year 1585, Naha rediscover the third fort. He marry a woman named Ohihiya.Dari this couple was born two sons, namely Thigh (Pahu) and Limonu.Pada time of war against migrants Hemuto or group leader through the north path. Naha and Thigh Hemuto died fighting. Limonu exacting revenge for the death of his father and brother. Naha, Ohihiya, thigh, and a third fort Limonu have utilized as a defensive powerhouse. With the background of the events above, it is the third fort has been immortalized by the name as follows. First, Otanaha. Ota means fortress. Naha is the person who found the fort. Otanaha means fortress discovered by Naha. Second, Otahiya. Ota means fortress. Hiya acronym of the word Ohihiya, Naha Otahiya wife, meaning fortress of Ohihiya. Third Ulupahu.Ulu Uwole acronym of the word, meaning the property of Pahu was the son Naha.Ulupahu Pahu Putra means the fortress of Naha. Otanaha fort, Otahiya, and Ulupahu built around tahun1522 on the initiative of King Ilato and the Portugal captain.

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