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detribalize

[dee-trahy-buh-lahyz] /diˈtraɪ bəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), detribalized, detribalizing.
1.
to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture.
Also, especially British, detribalise.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; de- + tribal + -ize
Related forms
detribalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for detribalize

detribalize

/diːˈtraɪbəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
detribalization, detribalisation, noun
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