detribalize

verb
de·​trib·​al·​ize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈtrī-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce detribalize (audio) \
detribalized; detribalizing

Definition of detribalize

transitive verb

: to cause to lose tribal identity : acculturate

Other Words from detribalize

detribalization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌtrī-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce detribalize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of detribalize

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Detribalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/detribalize. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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