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Synonyms for chieftain

one who is highest in rank or authority

Synonyms for chieftain

the leader of a group of people


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the head of a tribe or clan

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And the third exhibition "Royal Tomb of Anatolia, Alacahoyuk in the Third Milennium" will display the period of chieftainships in Anatolia in the third millennium BC.
Some have argued that the paramount chieftainships of Ts'ibassaa, Shakes, or Legaix, for example, were a byproduct of K'mksiwah interventions (see, for instance, Andrew Martindale, "A Hunter-Gatherer Paramount Chiefdom: Tsimshian Developments through the Contact Period," in R.
The chieftainships are based on direct descent through the male line from the last Gaelic chief or king.
Meanwhile, in response to the advent of the Koniambo Project, the chieftainships from the southern end of the massif conferred with each other in order to grant their permission to Falconbridge/SMSP to conduct prospecting activities on the massif.
The term can be used in non-Christian contexts, as shown in a recorded tale of the succession to the Verata chieftainship.