cacique

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Etymology[edit]

From Taino cacike or Arawak kassequa, both meaning "chieftain"

Noun[edit]

cacique (plural caciques)

  1. Originally a tribal chief in the Spanish West Indies.
  2. A local political leader in Latin America.
  3. Any of a number of tropical blackbirds from Central America and South America, family Icteridae.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taino cacike or Arawak kassequa, cazaqah (chieftain; power).

Noun[edit]

cacique m (plural caciques)

  1. chieftain; an Indian chief, in a tribe
  2. a very powerful person

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cacique m (plural caciques, feminine cacica)

  1. chieftain (Indian chief in a tribe)
  2. powerful person, fat cat
  3. cacique (bird)