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Definition of Tribe

(noun) A group of people bound by kinship and typically associated with a particular territory.

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Tribe Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /traɪb/
    • British English
      • /trʌɪb/
  • Syllabification: (tribe)

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Cite the Definition of Tribe

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “tribe.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/tribe/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

tribe. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/tribe/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “tribe.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/tribe/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“tribe.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/tribe/>.