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cacique

/kəˈsiːk/
noun
1.
a Native American chief in a Spanish-speaking region
2.
(esp in Spanish America) a local political boss
3.
any of various tropical American songbirds of the genus Cacicus and related genera: family Icteridae (American orioles)
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, of Arawak origin; compare Taino cacique chief
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