from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A subdivision of a tribe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A taxonomic category ranking below tribe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A division of a tribe; a group of genera of a little lower rank than a tribe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A division of a tribe; specifically, in zoology and botany, a section or division of a tribe: a classificatory group of no fixed grade. See tribe.


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  • B.B.C. News: '"It certainly suggests there was a significant settlement nearby. As far as we understand, it was occupied by wealthy tribes or subtribes," she said.'

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