detribalize

detribalize

[dee-trahy-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), detribalized, detribalizing.
to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture.
Also, especially British, detribalise.


Origin:
1915–20; de- + tribal + -ize

detribalization, noun
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detribalize or detribalise (diːˈtraɪbəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to cause members of a tribe to lose their characteristic customs or social, religious, or other organizational features
2.  to cause tribal people to adopt urban ways of life
 
detribalise or detribalise
 
vb
 
detribali'zation or detribalise
 
n
 
detribali'sation or detribalise
 
n

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