adjective of or characteristic of a tribe or tribes.
chiefly derogatory characterized by a tendency to form groups or by strong group loyalty.
noun (tribals) members of tribal communities, especially in the Indian subcontinent.
tribalism noun
tribalist noun
tribalistic adjective
tribally adverb

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  • tribal — TRIBÁL, Ă, tribali, e, adj. De trib; (despre o populaţie) care trăieşte în triburi. ♦ (Substantivat, m. pl.) Nume dat unor triburi trace din sudul Dunării mijlocii, care s au stabilit la începutul sec. IV a. cr., sub presiunea ilirilor, între… …   Dicționar Român

  • Tribal — (engl. tribe „Stamm“) bezeichnet: Tribal House, eine Variante der elektronischen House Musik Tribal, eine Art von Tattoo Motiven bei der Tätowierung DDB Tribal, eine Kommunikationsagentur eine Klasse von Zerstörern der British Navy, siehe Tribal… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tribal — Trib al, a. Of or pertaining to a tribe or tribes; as, a tribal scepter. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tribal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of or characteristic of a tribe or tribes. ► NOUN (tribals) ▪ members of tribal communities. DERIVATIVES tribalism noun tribalist noun tribally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Tribal —   [englisch, traɪbl], 1993 in England aufgekommene Techno Variante (Techno), der gesampelte (Sampling) Perkussions und Chormusik aus Afrika zugrunde liegt. Bekannteste Vertreter sind Armand van Heiden (* 1966), Roger Sanchez (* 1970) und The Good …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tribal — tribal, ale (tri bal, ba l ) adj. Qui vit en tribu.    Le pluriel masculin est tribals : les Indiens tribals. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. tribu …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tribal — 1630s, “pertaining to tribes,” from TRIBE (Cf. tribe) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Tribally Meaning “characterized by a strong sense of loyalty to one s group” is from 1951 (Arendt) …   Etymology dictionary

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