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  • n. Plural form of cacique.

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Examples

  • For in the city, after I entered the same, there were five of the lords or little kings, which they call caciques in the West Indies, in one chain, almost dead of famine, and wasted with torments.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49

  • The power of their chiefs, who were formerly called caciques, has almost entirely ceased; indeed, their ancient manners and customs have been greatly changed by their intercourse with the whites.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • To discredit in an underhand way the caciques was the special aim of the Koshare Naua, and to direct the eyes of the people to his own achievements in religious magic, -- in one word to place the power of the Koshare and their specific medicine on a higher plane than all that the official penitents might achieve.

    The Delight Makers

  • The organisations have become less ideological over the years and are now often linked to, or protected by, political bosses known as "caciques", or chieftains.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Gilberto Arias is one of the six 'caciques' (chiefs) of Kuna Yala, an autonomous region for the indigenous Kuna people which lies along Panama's Caribbean coast.

    English

  • "Histoire des caciques d'Haïti," (Editions Panorama, Port-au-Prince, 1894), quoted in Carolyn Fick, The Making of Hatii: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below (Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 1990), p. 288. 7

    Beverly Bell: Jean-Jean's Survival: What Is the Worth of a Haitian Child (Part I)

  • "Histoire des caciques d'Haïti," (Editions Panorama, Port-au-Prince, 1894), quoted in Carolyn Fick, The Making of Hatii: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below (Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 1990), p. 288. 7

    Beverly Bell: Jean-Jean's Survival: What is the Worth of a Haitian Child (Part I)

  • I walked alone across the plaza and had café con leche at the same table, made by the same old woman, and watched the square and the town come alive, the caciques and blackbirds raising their ruckus in the old trees, and every morning I brought Kim back a cup to have in bed.

    Kook

  • Warned by la Malinche that a plot was afoot to ambush and capture the Spaniards, Cortés outfoxed the Cholulan caciques (native chieftains), engineering a surprise attack in the city's center that left thousands dead.

    The Spanish Conquest (1519-1521)

  • Traditional religious practice is steeped in the power and order, of caciques, and Coco-cola etc.

    On Sex

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