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tribe

 
Noun tribe has 4 senses
  1. tribe, folk - a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    --1 is a kind of social group
    --1 has members: moiety
    --1 has particulars: phyle
  2. tribe, federation of tribes - a federation (as of American Indians)
    --2 is a kind of nation
    --2 has members: Mayan, Maya; Nahuatl; Olmec
  3. tribe - (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily
    --3 is a kind of
    taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
    --3 is a member of family
    --3 has particulars: Bovini, tribe Bovini; Bambuseae, tribe Bambuseae
  4. kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe - group of people related by blood or marriage
    --4 is a kind of social group
    --4 has members:
     relative, relation; clansman, clanswoman, clan member; tribesman
    --4 has particulars:
     mishpocha, mishpachah; family, family unit; folks; genealogy, family tree; totem; Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel
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