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chieftainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʃif·tən/
the ​leader of a ​tribe (= a ​group of ​families)
(Definition of chieftain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chieftain”
in Chinese (Simplified) (部落)酋长,首领…
in Turkish reis, aynı dil ve gelenekleri olan kabilenin başı, şefi…
in Russian вождь…
in Chinese (Traditional) (部落)酋長,首領…
in Polish wódz…
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