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chieftain

the head or leader of a tribe or clan
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And if the centre has been unjust to the Balochs, haven't the chieftaincies too?
For her study, the author identified three distinct chieftaincies in Sekhukhune from which data would be collected.
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.
This scheme resulted in a proliferation of chieftaincies. Initially, Sekhukhuneland counted nine chieftaincies, but by the mid 1970s more than 50 chiefs had been officially recognized.(5) The paramountcy had been abolished.