Enrique of Malacca Enrique of Malacca was the first person to circumnavigate the globe linguistically—he traveled so far in one direction (west) that he came to a place where his own language was spoken. Enrique may have also circumnavigated the globe completely, a full circle of the earth beginning and ending in Malacca or somewhere in the Philippines. 

Enrique departed Malacca on the Malay Peninsula in 1512 or 1513, taken as a slave by Ferdinand Magellan after the 1511 Portuguese invasion of the area trade hub. They went first to Lisbon and later to Spain before departing on the Magellan-Elcano expedition that first circled the globe. Enrique was last seen by Magellan's fleet at Cebu (Philippines), some 2,600 kilometers from Malacca.

1558 Carrack Pieter Bruegel the Elder

May 20, 2022

Video Find: Video Map History of Sumatra - Sejarah Sumatra



A picture is worth a thousand words, a map is worth so many more in the study of history. Add world music and learning goes even deeper. This video map history of Sumatra traces the Indonesian island's past, from Srivijaya to the present.

Sumatra's proximity to the Malay Peninsula makes this video also a history of Malacca and the peninsula.

This is one of many musical video maps on the YouTube channel Lazardi Wong Jogja, all focusing on Southeast Asian history.

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