Chieftain

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Chieftain (or chief) is a term used in the Warcraft universe to refer to the leader of a clan or a tribe principally. The female is Chieftess.[1][2]

Races

Orc

Each orc clan is lead by a chieftain,[3][4][5][6] and the leader of all allied chieftains is the warchief.

Tauren

The tauren are led by Baine, high chieftain of the Bloodhoof tauren, taking the mantle of his deceased father, Cairne. They have the class of tauren chieftain. The taunka also have chieftains.[7][8][9]

Furbolg

Some furbolgs are lead by a chieftain.[10]

Murloc

Murlocs have chieftains.[11]

Taunka

Taunkas have chieftains.[12]

Draenei

The Lost Ones have chieftains in their tribes.[13][14]

Trogg

Troggs have chieftains.[15][16][17]

Gorloc

Gorlocs have chieftains.[18][19]

Vrykul

Vrykul have chieftains.[20][21]

Others

The following races have at least one chietain:

Troll

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Jungle trolls chieftains are at the top of the hierarchy,[25] the young trolls can hope of becoming one;[26] a chieftain is first and foremost a powerful and highly respected individual who has proved again and again his invaluableness to the tribe,[25] each tribe has a chieftain.[27] Forest trolls are also led by chieftains, a single chieftain rules each tribe, every village has at least one witch doctor or priest, who acts as an advisor or, occasionally, the chieftain.[28] Ice trolls have chieftains also,[29] but the chieftains follow the Frost King.[30]

Ogre

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The ogre clans are commonly lead by a chieftain[31][32] a single chieftain rules the clan,[33] but their leadership rarely last long,[32] the ogre magis act as their advisors.[32] It is unknown if the half-ogres have chieftains, but Rexxar became the chieftain of the Stonemaul clan.[33]

Dwarf

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Dark Iron dwarves are led by chieftains.[34]

The Tauren Chieftains

The Tauren Chieftains is a metal band that has members from the Horde.

In the RPG

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Chieftain is a genderless title.[35]

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