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dato

[dah-toh; Spanish dah-taw] /ˈdɑ toʊ; Spanish ˈdɑ tɔ/
noun, plural datos
[dah-tohz; Spanish dah-taws] /ˈdɑ toʊz; Spanish ˈdɑ tɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the Philippines) a native chief.
2.
the headman of a barrio or of a Malay tribe.
Also, datu.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Spanish or Portuguese < Malay datuk war chief
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dato

/ˈdɑːtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
the chief of any of certain Muslim tribes in the Philippine Islands
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Malay dato' grandfather
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