chieftainship :

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  • n  the position of chieftain

  • All Otto had to offer was stories, but it was a blase man indeed who could walk away from Otto's tales of how his skill at magic won him the honorary chieftainship of an African .
  • So successful was his chieftainship that Luthuli entered politics wholeheartedly, became a member of the Native Representative Council, an advisory group supposed to acquaint the .
  • The man who won at tiddlywinks is Seretse Khama, 43, a tall, bearded Oxonian who 16 years ago threw away his right to the paramount chieftainship of the powerful Bamangwato tribe .

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