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Defining the Sultanate
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According addition ancient appeared Arab Archaeological Archipelago areas arrived Asian Awang became began believed Book Borneo Brunei Darussalam Brunei Sultanate called camphor centre chief China Chinese claimed coast culture D.E. Brown dated described Dynasty early East economic Emperor empire especially established European European Sources evidence existence fifteenth hand Harrisson History of Brunei important Indian influence Islam island Jamil Al-Sufri Java Johor king kingdom known Kota Batu later located Malacca Malay Manila maritime mentioned merchants Ming Moluccas Muslim Nicholl Notes observed old Brunei origin Pengiran perhaps period Philippines political port Portuguese possibly present present-day Press presumably probably refer region River route royal ruled ruler Sabah Sarawak Saunders seems sent Seri Singapore sixteenth century Sources South Southeast Asia Spanish Structure suggests Sultanate of Brunei Sulu Sumatra Sung term toponym trade tradition University whole