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.
1700 - 1760 Mölambo
1760 - 1810 Loríité
1810 - 1842? Löpóa
1842 - 1860 Möadyabitá
1860 - c.1874 Sëpaókó
1875 - 23 Feb 1899 Möókáta (= Moka) (b. c.1798 - d. 1899)
23 Feb 1899 - 3 Jul 1904 Esáasi Eweera (= Sás Ebuera) (b. 18.. - d. 1904)
(from 1904, Pablo Sás Ebuera)
Jul 1904 - 19 Apr 1937 Malabo Löpèlo Mëlaka (= Malabo) (b. 1837 - d. 1937)
1937 - 1943 A Löbari (= Alobari)
1943 - 1952 Òríityé (= Oriche)
1952 - 15 Nov 2001 Francisco Malabo Beosá (b. 1896 - d. 2001)
184. Seat of state moved to Corisco Island.
1858 State split between Cabo San Juan and Corisco.
1910 Corisco state extinguished.
1858 - 1874 Bonkoro II
1874 - .... Eloy Bonkoro III
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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