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tribenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /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 tribe 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.
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in Arabic قَبيلة…
in Korean 부족, 집단…
in Malaysian puak…
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 Vietnamese bộ lạc…
in Spanish tribu…
in Portuguese tribo…
in Thai เชื้อชาติ, ตระกูล…
in German der Stamm…
in Catalan tribu…
in Japanese 部族, 種族…
in Indonesian suku bangsa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 部落, 部族, 家族…
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