Chieftain vs Sagamore - What's the difference?

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Chieftain is a related term of sagamore.


As nouns the difference between chieftain and sagamore

is that chieftain is a leader of a clan or tribe while sagamore is a chief of one or several native american tribe(s), especially of the algonquians.

chieftain

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A leader of a clan or tribe.
  • A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
  • Synonyms

    * (A very powerful person) chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, boss, employer, foreman, head, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, manager, mover and shaker, top banana, top dog, tycoon

    sagamore

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A chief of one or several Native American tribe(s), especially of the Algonquians.
  • Be it sagamore , sachem, or powwow. — Longfellow.
  • (obsolete) A juice used in medicine.
  • (Johnson)

    Synonyms

    * sachem