Cacique meaning

kə-sēk
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An Indian chief, especially in the Spanish West Indies and other parts of Latin America during colonial and postcolonial times.
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A local political boss in Spain or Latin America.
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Any of various tropical American blackbirds (family Icteridae) with conical bills.
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Originally a tribal chief in the Spanish West Indies.
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A local political leader in Latin America.
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Any of a number of tropical blackbirds from Central America and South America, family Icteridae.
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Origin of cacique

  • American Spanish from Arawak kassequa chieftain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary