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Definitions for tribalism
ˈtraɪ bəˌlɪz əmtrib·al·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tribalismnoun

    the state of living together in tribes

  2. tribalismnoun

    the beliefs of a tribal society

Wiktionary

  1. tribalismnoun

    The condition of being tribal

  2. tribalismnoun

    A feeling of identity and loyalty to one's tribe

Wikipedia

  1. Tribalism

    Tribalism is the state of being organized by, or advocating for, tribes or tribal lifestyles. Human evolution has primarily occurred in small groups, as opposed to people's cooperation in society as a whole. With a negative connotation and in a political context, tribalism can also mean discriminatory behavior or attitudes, based on loyalty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tribalismnoun

    the state of existing in tribes; also, tribal feeling; tribal prejudice or exclusiveness; tribal peculiarities or characteristics

Freebase

  1. Tribalism

    Tribalism is the state of being organized in, or advocating for, a tribe or tribes. In terms of conformity, tribalism may also refer to a way of thinking or behaving in which people are more loyal to their tribe than to their friends, their country, or any other social group. The social structure of a tribe can vary greatly from case to case, but, due to the small size of tribes, it is always a relatively simple role structure, with few significant social distinctions between individuals. Tribalism implie the possession of a strong cultural or ethnic identity that separates one member of a group from the members of another group. It is a precondition for members of a tribe to possess a strong feeling of identity for a true tribal society to form. The distinction between these two definitions for tribalism is an important one because, while tribal society no longer strictly exists in the western world, tribalism, by this second definition, is arguably undiminished. People have postulated that the human brain is hard-wired towards tribalism due to its evolutionary advantages. See Tribalism and evolution below. Many tribes refer to themselves with their language's word for "people," while referring to other, neighboring tribes with various epithets. For example, the term "Inuit" translates as "people," but they were known to the Ojibwe by a name 'Eskimo' translating roughly as "eaters of raw meat."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tribalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tribalism in a Sentence

  1. Editor Curtis Houck:

    She painted leftists as somehow victims in all this, which is such a tiresome trick the left plays when people they don't like are in power. The image she paints of anyone who's not in her camp is one of brutality and violence that's such a tired trope yet it's actually dangerous. She's advocating for a more dramatic return to tribalism and that'll do nothing to cool the temperature of our discourse.

  2. Mweemba Pious:

    The problem with the force of tribalism is that, it survives only when you're with your relatives but subsides when you start counting your personal friends. It's a nonsensical, subjective fundamental force, thus why it exists nowhere in physics.

  3. Andrew Yang:

    In the context of my book, I was saying, how will this tribalism and violence manifest itself. Poor whites who felt like they had no future and then that violence would emerge in large part because that group would become increasingly angry and distressed, that's the context of the book.

  4. Mweemba Pious:

    If tribalism was a fundamental force, and included in books of physics, there would be no technology and no life too.

  5. Jake Tapper:

    We're in an era right now of lies and indecency, of tribalism and nastiness, and in this era, we lost someone who tried -- tried -- to embody the opposite of those vicious impulses, his loss leaves a chasm in the public square.

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