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datu

[ dah-too ]
/ ˈdɑ tu /
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noun, plural da·tu, da·tus.
(in the Philippines) a Native chief.
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Origin of datu

First recorded in 1925–30; from Tagalog datu, dato “landowner, head of a clan or tribe”; akin to dato
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