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Chiefdom

In Sierra Leone, a political subdivision equivalent to a municipality.
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Fahnbulleh, Who led the delegation admonished that they were engaging district and chiefdom stakeholders to not only inform them about the deadly Marburg Virus which was recently discovered in Cave Dwelling-Fruit Eating Bats in their districts and chiefdoms, but to also advise them to stay away from bats
On the basis of the national estimates used for these analyses, stillbirths and deaths in children aged <5 years are underreported in Bombali Sebora chiefdom; use of all available sources is needed to improve death reporting in this chiefdom.
Refocusing raids to the east was one way in which Moorosi and his chiefdom responded to the Cape's encroachment, and the continued raids into the Reserve were part of the slow tapering off of their earlier practices.
The important earlier themes of patronage and the rejection of state formation theory are somewhat abandoned as Pfoh embraces the anthropological model of peer-polity relations, an argument usually related to the organization of chiefdoms and early state relations.
Tradition has it that the Qwabe and Zulu chiefdoms were born when two brothers feuded over their inheritance.
Instead, we must begin long before her birth with the forging of the paramount chiefdom led by her kinsman Powhatan in the late sixteenth century.
Carneiro, "The Nature of the Chiefdom as Revealed by Evidence from the Cauca Valley of Colombia", Profiles in Cultural Evolution, A.T.
Based on archaeological data it is time to re-evaluate the stratified chiefdom of the Leeward Society Islands.
Finally, Keegan comes full circle by pointing out a unique characteristic of the avunculocal chiefdom: "At each succession a stranger king arises, because the sisters of the cacique in one village are married to caciques in other villages in order to cement alliances" (p.
These conditions favored the emergence of a complex chiefdom-based social organization of the chiefdom type.
In 1640, Massachusetts legislators conceded that it was the colonists' responsibility to keep cattle from destroying Indians' corn, while in the Chesapeake it was less likely for colonists to even consider native grievances, especially after the subjugation of the Powhatan chiefdom in 1646.
He represents the community at chiefdom level ( Sierra Leone is split into hundreds of chiefdoms ( and is at the vanguard of mobilising the community after its return since the war and its accompanying terror.