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English definition of “tribe”

tribe

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /traɪb/
B2 a group of people , often of related families , 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 tribeRace and ethnicityRacial issues informal a large family or other group that someone belongs to: We've invited Carol's sisters and brothers and their spouses and children - the whole Cassidy tribe.Groups of people
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