Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tribe

4 senses of tribe

Sense 1
tribe, folk -- (a social division of (usually preliterate) people)
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 2
tribe, federation of tribes -- (a federation (as of American Indians))
       => nation -- (a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation")

Sense 3
tribe -- ((biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily)
       => taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon -- (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Sense 4
kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe -- (group of people related by blood or marriage)
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

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