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noun [C] uk   us   /ˈtʃiːf.tən/
the leader of a tribe
Translations of “chieftain”
in Chinese (Traditional) (部落)酋長,首領…
in Russian вождь…
in Turkish reis, aynı dil ve gelenekleri olan kabilenin başı, şefi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (部落)酋长,首领…
in Polish wódz…
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