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Definition of Tribe

Tribe

  1. A family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same progenitor, and kept distinct, as in the case of the twelve tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of Jacob.
  2. A number of species or genera having certain structural characteristics in common; as, a tribe of plants; a tribe of animals.
  3. A nation of savages or uncivilized people; a body of rude people united under one leader or government; as, the tribes of the Six Nations; the Seneca tribe.
  4. A division, class, or distinct portion of a people, from whatever cause that distinction may have originated; as, the city of Athens was divided into ten tribes.
  5. A family of animals descended from some particular female progenitor, through the female line; as, the Duchess tribe of shorthorns.
  6. To distribute into tribes or classes.

Tribe Quotations

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune. - Tecumseh
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Tecumseh

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand

Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless.
Chief Seattle

I'm part of the tribe who have said goodbye to one parent and are feeling a sense of responsibility for the one who remains - in my case, my mother. How do I make her time smoother, happier? How do I try to ease her, a widow, away from the dark well of grief without dishonoring the necessity of that grief?
Patti Davis
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Tribe Translations

tribe in Afrikaans is stam
tribe in Dutch is stam, volksstam, geslacht
tribe in French is souche, peuplade
tribe in German is Sitte, Stamm
tribe in Latin is gens
tribe in Spanish is tribu
tribe in Swedish is folkstam, stam
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