The Great Spirits have promised to send this tribe a new chief!
Scars marked his face from ritual cuttings done in his tribe.
For Rosolie, the threat was an isolated Indian tribe; for Bates, malaria.
Furthermore, al-Awlaki is a member of a branch of Yemen's influential Awalik tribe.
It is not only a fast read—it also describes part of a tribe which judges, sells, and consumes American fiction professionally.
The elders then impart to him the customs and traditions of the tribe.
His name was Joseph and he belonged to the tribe of the Hebrews.
During a formal visit to the chieftain of the tribe, he was offered tea.
The Medicine Bundle of the tribe is as sacred to them as our flag is to us.
And I promise you, in the long days to come when I turn your head in the smoke, no man of the tribe shall come in to disturb us.
mid-13c., "one of the twelve divisions of the ancient Hebrews," from Old French tribu, from Latin tribus "one of the three political/ethnic divisions of the original Roman state" (Tites, Ramnes, and Luceres, corresponding, perhaps, to the Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans), later, one of the 30 political divisions instituted by Servius Tullius (increased to 35 in 241 B.C.E.), perhaps from tri- "three" + *bhu-, root of the verb be. Others connect the word with the root of Welsh tref "town, inhabited place."
In the Biblical sense, which was the original one in English, the Latin word translates Greek phyle "race or tribe of men, body of men united by ties of blood and descent, a clan" (see physic). Extension to any ethnic group or race of people is first recorded 1590s.
An occasional taxonomic category placed between a subfamily and a genus or between a suborder and a family and usually containing several genera.
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a collection of families descending from one ancestor. The "twelve tribes" of the Hebrews were the twelve collections of families which sprang from the sons of Jacob. In Matt. 24:30 the word has a wider significance. The tribes of Israel are referred to as types of the spiritual family of God (Rev. 7). (See ISRAEL, KINGDOM OF ØT0001909; JUDAH, KINGDOM OF.)