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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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The narrative in The Ruhela Chieftaincies is clearly a work of considerable energy and scholarship.
However, chieftaincies will die if internal squabbling occurs during the appointment of new members.
Until the emergence of the first Kanak graduates in the 1960s, the language learnt 'in the run' seems to have been a central foundation of Kanak influence in the context of the administrative chieftaincies and, after 1946, in the political structure of the municipality.
It is not to keep pampering the hereditary chieftaincies but giving a massive pushup to ordinary Baloch folks.
What difference does it make when it is said at an international court that Abyei Area belongs to the Nine Ngok Dinka Chieftaincies when it was already known at the traditional local courts that the Area belonged to them, given the history of their ancestors and how they became the best brothers and sisters to the nomadic Misseriya Arab tribe in that bridging territory between the North and South of the Sudan?
Even if the hierarchs somehow establish contact with the TTP chieftaincies and bowing to their diktats strike a peace deal with them, the deal would certainly neither hold nor abided by all the gangs.