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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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42 by Authority on August 23, 2017, and the amended declaration on regulating the selection to the Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincies and related matters as published in the Oyo State Gazette No.
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.
Like the Ogboni or the monarchy, it is analytically obstructive to cast military chieftaincies as independent actors without an aggregation of the multiple and diverse identities and interests at play.
120) Not only do individual chiefs vary immensely in power, wealth, charisma, and responsibility, but customary authorities take many different forms throughout the country, from the tendamba "land chiefs" of the north, to the powerful centralized chieftaincies of the Akan, to the family and clan leaders who dominate the Volta region.
Hutus, however, were subordinate to both Whites and Tutsis under the same regime, being thought of as merely agricultural workers, and, consequently, they suffered from the Morethan Law that separated Hutu chieftaincies.
With regard to Konkomba clans, specifically, Jones argued that it would be futile to attempt to create any institution such as chieftaincies or councils among them because "the Konkomba will not be rushed into the acceptance of anything which has not the sanctions of his forefathers.
King Mswati's brother, Prince Bhekimpi Dlamini, and other chiefs have forbidden women to wear trousers and miniskirts in their chieftaincies.
The rumours were triggered by a series of protests against the evictions on 14 October of residents of two chieftaincies who refused to be ruled by the King's brother, Prince Maguga Dlamini.
Norse-Icelandic chieftaincies were not initially localized, but they soon became so.