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Equatorial Guinea
Traditional states


Note: This record concerns two very different polities. (A) On the island of Bioko, one of the two major components of the state's territory (formerly called Fernando Poo and, during part of the Masie Nguema regime, called Masie Nguema Biyogo), the indigenous population, the Bubi (whose name for the island was Otcho), had no state structure, but did have a supreme chief, sometimes called rey (king) by the Spanish colonial government. (B) On the part called Cabo San Juan of the mainland component of the state a "kingdom" was established before 1800; the seat of this state migrated to the island of Corisco c.1840, and in 1858 this state split into a state comprising Corisco and another back at Cabo San Juan. Here the terms "Cabo San Juan" and "Corisco," though obviously not the state's own name(s), are used. Note that almost all the dates in the following records, even rather recent ones, are tentative, and conflicting from source to source.

Bubi

Rulers (title Botuku m'oricho, also styled Etakio Ote)
1700 - 1760                Mlambo
1760 - 1810                Lorit
1810 - 1842?               Lpa
1842 - 1860                Madyabit
1860 - 1874?               Spak
1875 - 23 Feb 1899         Mkta (Moka)                     (b. c.1798 - d. 1899)
23 Feb 1899 -  3 Jul 1904  Esasi Eweera (Ss Ebuera)         (b. 18.. - d. 1904)
                            (from 1904, Pablo Ss Ebuera)
                            (usurper)
Jul 1904 - 19 Apr 1937     Malabo Lplo Mlaka (Malabo)      (b. 1837 - d. 1937)
1937 - 1943                A Lbari (Alobari)
1943 - 1952                rity (Oriche)
1952 - 15 Nov 2001         Francisco Malabo Beos             (b. 1896 - d. 2001)

Cabo San Juan/Corisco

bf.1800                    State founded at Cabo San Juan. 
184.                       Seat of state moved to Corisco Island. 
1858                       State split between Cabo San Juan and Corisco.
1910                       Corisco state extinguished. 

Rulers
.... - ....                Unago 
.... - ....                Yikue 
.... - ....                Budipo 
.... - ....                Komba 
.... - 1846                Banye Bonkoro I 
1846                       Muele 
1846 - 1850                Haketandoni 
1850 - 1858                Bonkoro II 


Cabo San Juan

Rulers
1858 - 1874                Bonkoro II 
1874 - ....                Eloy Bonkoro III 

Corisco

Rulers
1858 - 1872                Munga 
1872 - 1886                Konvenyamango 
1886 - 1907                Fernando Otimbo Inyenye
                            (some sources distinguish
                             1886-1888 Inyenye and 
                             1888-1907 Fernando Otimbo) 
1907 - 1910                Santiago Uganda                      (d. 1960)






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