Malangbang is a type of medieval sailing ship from Indonesia. It is mentioned in mainly in the Story of King Banjar. The name "malangbang" is considered to originate from the Old Javanese language, malabong which refers to a typical type of boat.[1] Malangbang is one of Majapahit's main naval vessel type after jong and kelulus.[2][3] Not much is known from this type of ship, apart from the fact that it also used oar beside the sails to propel it,[4] and was a "medium-sized" ship, between the size of jong and kelulus, larger and faster than pilang (pelang).[5]

See also


  1. Zoetmulder, P. J. (1982). Old Javanese-English dictionary. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. ISBN 9024761786.
  2. Nugroho. (2011). p. 271.
  3. Chronicle of the Kings of Pasai, 3: 98: After that, he is tasked by His Majesty to ready all the equipment and all weapons of war to come to that country of Pasai, about four hundred large jongs and other than that much more of malangbang and kelulus.
  4. Hikayat Banjar, 6.2.
  5. Hikayat Banjar, 1.2: Then Ampu Djatmaka sailed with the same boat following it. Kapal and pilang are not as speedy as Si Prabayaksa; the size and the length and the ornamentation [of them] does not surpass Si Prabayaksa.

Further reading

  • Nugroho, Irawan Djoko (2011). Majapahit Peradaban Maritim. Suluh Nuswantara Bakti. ISBN 9786029346008.
  • Rafiek, M. (December 2011). "Ships and Boats in the Story of King Banjar: Semantic Studies". Borneo Research Journal. 5: 187–200.

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