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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

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

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

Parents and schools should place great emphasis on the idea that it is all right to be different. Racism and all the other 'isms' grow from primitive tribalism, the instinctive hostility against those of another tribe, race, religion, nationality, class or whatever. You are a lucky child if your parents taught you to accept diversity.
Roger Ebert

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

I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road... all tongues and all prayers belong to me. But I belong to none of them.
Amin Maalouf
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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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