This means “leader” as in one with political authority. It can be the equivalent of king, queen, duke, duchess, president, prime minister, governor, mayor, lord, lady, etc.
wÄ texe jawÅla mo mawae ien la sÄen makerÄon jÄ“ sarÄpa;
Not a one of them has doubt that he is the king of sarÄpa.
wÄ sexme sawÄ“ra jÄ«Ã¾a janahan ke sÄeÃ¾;
Among them he does not have another name.
And that’s the end of the story.