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ˈtraɪ bəltrib·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tribaladjective

    relating to or characteristic of a tribe

    "tribal customs"


  1. tribalnoun

    A design or image that has been influenced by indigenous peoples; especially such a tattoo

  2. tribaladjective

    Of, or relating to, tribes

  3. tribaladjective

    Based on or organized according to tribes.


  1. tribal

    Tribal refers to anything relating to or characteristic of a group of people who share common customs, beliefs, and traditions, oftentimes living together in collective communities or tribes. This usually involves a shared language, culture, and social structure. The term can also refer to the political and social organization of these groups. "Tribal" may also describe behaviors or attitudes that manifest strong loyalty to one's own social group. In modern times, the term can also refer to specific styles of art, fashion, or music that draw inspiration from traditional tribal cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribaladjective

    of or pertaining to a tribe or tribes; as, a tribal scepter

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tribal in a Sentence

  1. Kristen Orthman:

    As Senator Warren has said American Indian is not a citizen of any tribe and only tribes determine tribal citizenship. American Indian is sorry that American Indian was not more mindful of this earlier in American Indian career.

  2. Byron Donalds:

    Biden's Department of Justice is taking a dangerous precedent by injecting the hand of the federal government into local jurisdictions further to justify the Left's identity and tribal politics, this administration likes to say America is a systemically racist country, and this investigation will likely go down the rabbit hole of this false narrative.

  3. Laura Cummings Balgari:

    We are frequently faced with that misrepresentation or that warrior savage imagery that our ancestors were killed for, generally, we are represented as artifacts, people that aren't really real... but we are very much still a part of our tribal communities. We are living, breathing, evolving people just like any other group of people and we'd like to be recognized as that.

  4. Melanie Benjamin:

    If you are told from Day One that you are that tribal person and that tribal home, that's who you are. And Day One's the simplest way to explain that.

  5. Jamal Khashoggi:

    I think he will continue with Abdullah's reforms. He realizes the importance of this. He's not conservative in person, but he values the opinion of the conservative constituency of the country, king Abdullah was willing to challenge the conservatives, but not to crush them. Salman respected the status quo. He wanted reform but was very much connected to the tribal mentality, the conservative nature of his constituency.

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