chieftainess

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chief·tain·ess

 (chēf′tə-nəs)
n.
A woman chieftain.
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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.
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Over the years the conference has witnessed some extraordinary events: the installment by representatives from Suriname of Gloria Simms as Jamaica's only Gamaan, the highest rank among Maroons; the declaration of ganja's legalisation in Charles Town; the screening of two documentary films by Roy Anderson about Maroons, Akwantu: The journey and Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess; the presentation of an abeng, Maroon horn of war, to Susan Robeson, Paul Robeson's granddaughter; a keynote address by noted anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Kenneth Bilby; an appearance by Mutabaruka; and literary readings by Marcia Douglas, C.S.
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(3.) 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.
(Khaketla, 1960:42.) 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.
He repeated "Do you meet him here?" 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 ...