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English noun: tribe

1. tribe (group) a social division of (usually preliterate) people


Broader (hypernym)social group

Narrower (hyponym)phyle

Member holonymmoiety

2. tribe (group) a federation (as of American Indians)

Synonymsfederation of tribes

Broader (hypernym)nation

Member holonymMaya, Mayan, Nahuatl, Olmec

Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

3. tribe (group) (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily

Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Narrower (hyponym)Bambuseae, Bovini, tribe Bambuseae, tribe Bovini

Member meronymfamily

Domain categorybiological science, biology

4. tribe (group) group of people related by blood or marriage

Synonymsclan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group

Broader (hypernym)social group

Narrower (hyponym)family, family tree, family unit, folks, genealogy, mishpachah, mishpocha, totem, Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel

Member holonymclan member, clansman, clanswoman, relation, relative, tribesman

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