Definitions for "Cacique"
Keywords:  indigenous, ruler, chief, spain, indian
colonial Indian ruler of a political group. Name given by Spaniards to kurakas (see below).
Generic term for the head of a Latin American indigenous community or people, elected or hereditary.
Aruaca word for an Indian village chief, after his people had been baptised.
black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
The caciques, are passerine birds in the New World blackbird family. Members of the family are resident breeders in tropical South America and north to Mexico. All bar one of the group are in the genus Cacicus.
Keywords:  cazique, see
See Cazique.