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Noun: tribe  trIb
  1. A social division of (usually preliterate) people
    - folk
  2. A federation (as of American Indians)
    - federation of tribes
  3. (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily
  4. Group of people related by blood or marriage
    - kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan

Derived forms: tribes

Type of: nation, social group, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Part of: family

Encyclopedia: Tribe, Jewish