The name 'Kedang' denotes a region on the north coast of the island of Lomblen in Eastern Indonesia, a state that encompassed this area in the past, the language spoken in this area, and the people inhabiting this area. Like a number of other Eastern Indonesian peoples, the Kedang acknowledged a high god whose name, Ula-Lojo, was composed of the words for 'Moon' and 'Sun'. Ula-Lojo was conceived as remote, and more earthly beings known as 'the spirits of the land' were the usual recipients of worship. In the late 19th century, the state of Kedang was conquered by the neighboring state of Adonara and its Dutch allies. Subsequently, most Kedangese converted to Christianity.