of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a tribe: tribal customs.

1625–35; tribe + -al1

tribally, adverb
nontribal, adjective
nontribally, adverb
pretribal, adjective
pseudotribal, adjective
pseudotribally, adverb
quasi-tribal, adjective
quasi-tribally, adverb
subtribal, adjective
untribal, adjective
untribally, adverb Unabridged
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tribal (ˈtraɪbəl)
1.  of or denoting a tribe or tribes: tribal chiefs in northern Yemen
2.  displaying loyalty to a tribe, group, or tribal values: the tribal loyalties of Labour MPs

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Example sentences
Tribal history is indicated, but in a mythological, mystical manner.
The mode of performing these tribal sacrifices was as follows.
Tribal warfare has ended and people have now settled along the riverbanks,
  where they can more easily find turtles.
The performance is followed by a gallery visit that brings the world of tribal
  ancestors to life.
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