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Meaning of “tribe” in the English Dictionary

"tribe" in British English

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tribenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /traɪb/
B2 a ​group of ​people, often of ​relatedfamilies, who ​live together, ​sharing the same ​language, ​culture, and ​history, ​especially those who do not ​live in ​towns or ​cities: a tribe of ​Amazonian Indians the Masai tribe informal a ​largefamily or other ​group that someone ​belongs to: We ​invited Carol's ​sisters and ​brothers and ​theirfamilies - the ​whole Cassidy tribe.

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(Definition of tribe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tribe" in American English

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tribenoun [C]

 us   /trɑɪb/
a ​group of ​people, often of ​relatedfamilies, who ​live in the same ​area and ​share the same ​language, ​culture, and ​history: She has ​studiedNative American tribes from Mexico to Maine.
(Definition of tribe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tribe”
in Korean 부족, 집단…
in Arabic قَبيلة…
in Malaysian puak…
in French tribu…
in Russian племя…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部落, 部族, 家族…
in Italian tribù…
in Turkish kabile, aşiret, boy…
in Polish plemię…
in Spanish tribu…
in Vietnamese bộ lạc…
in Portuguese tribo…
in Thai เชื้อชาติ, ตระกูล…
in German der Stamm…
in Catalan tribu…
in Japanese 部族, 種族…
in Chinese (Simplified) 部落, 部族, 家族…
in Indonesian suku bangsa…
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