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tribe

noun [C]  /trɑɪb/ us  
a group of people, often of related families, who live in the same area and share the same language, culture, and history: She has studied Native American tribes from Mexico to Maine.
Translations of “tribe”
in Korean 부족, 집단…
in Arabic قَبيلة…
in French tribu…
in Turkish kabile, aşiret, boy…
in Italian tribù…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部落, 部族, 家族…
in Russian племя…
in Polish plemię…
in Spanish tribu…
in Portuguese tribo…
in German der Stamm…
in Catalan tribu…
in Japanese 部族, 種族…
in Chinese (Simplified) 部落, 部族, 家族…
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