chieftainess

Related to chieftainess: also-ran

chief·tain·ess

 (chēf′tə-nəs)
n.
A woman chieftain.

chieftainess

(ˈtʃiːftənˌɛs)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a female chieftain
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You ask me, my father, to tell you the tale of the youth of Umslopogaas, holder of the iron Chieftainess, the axe Groan-maker, who was named Bulalio the Slaughterer, and of his love for Nada, the most beautiful of Zulu women.
Few have known it, for I have kept it locked in my breast, lest, thought I live now under the law of the White Man, and the Great Queen is my chieftainess, an assegai still might find this heart did any know my name.
They are now considered tangata whenua and invited to share a meal together in the wharekai that is usually named for someone, often a woman, and ancestor or chieftainess, who is much respected by the hapu.
Also, United Nations Information Centres will organize a number of commemorative and educational activities around the world, which include screenings in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish of the film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, produced by Roy T.
Although many authors have cited the various descriptions of Ward, the following are the main sources from which others have drawn: Pat Alderman, Nancy Ward: Cherokee Chieftainess, Dragging Canoe, Cherokee-Chickamauga War Chief (Johnson City TN: Overmountain Press, 1978); E.
In Semonkong, which is remote from urban areas and has high levels of illiteracy, the chieftainess reported in January 2009 that members of her community have learned basic English and mathematical literacy through using the mobiles--they know how to perform addition (to work out how much airtime they have used) and they understand the instructions on the mobile.
In December, The Times reported that Reuters and AP had installed at least three closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at Chieftainess Nokwanele Balizulu's home, providing a direct view of the entrance to Mandela's house in Qunu, News24 reports.
Our request, Chieftainess, is that you should consider this child by talking to his father, by advising him to fight, because without doing that, he'll literally be hanging Thabo alive.
She waited; a chieftainess with her eyes on the hills.
Louvaina had introduced Maugham to the chieftainess in a village on the south coast of Tahiti, from whom he learned of a Gauguin painting on the glass panes of a native's hut in the district of Mataiea .
Just as he had elsewhere used "archaeological" materials to conflate what in a letter to Forster he called the "Savage Chronicles"(30) of older societies with those of contemporary England, here he aligns a "savage" chieftainess with a chilly matron to erase the supposed moral division between Roman and Victorian Britain: "A stiff commissariat officer of sixty, famous as a martinet, had then become enamoured of the gravity with which she drove the proprieties four-in-hand through the cathedral town society, and had solicited to be taken beside her on the box of the cool coach of ceremony to which that team was harnessed" (p.
The alliance between Isabel as the lady of the house, who inspires its renaissance as a place of generous love and beauty, and Petra as the African chieftainess who rules an army of servants from the grotto beneath, is a strong and intuitively appealing premise on which the novel's endgame turns.