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English noun: tribe

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


Synonymsfolk


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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