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 Repen Ripangi
(887 words)

‘The Ripangi poem’

Repen Ripangi

Date: 1886 or before

Original Language: Javanese


Repen Ripangi is a poem written in the style of traditional Javanese literature, following strict rules in which the length of each line and the rhyme are fixed, and suited for sung performance. It is divided into seven cantos, and occupies 60 pages in the printed edition.

The first three cantos describe the religious teacher Ripangi, the familiar name for Aḥmad al-Rifaʾi, who successfully establishes a pes…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “ Repen Ripangi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>

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