in·​ter·​trib·​al ˌin-tər-ˈtrī-bəl How to pronounce intertribal (audio)
variants or inter-tribal
: existing or occurring between tribes
intertribal trading
: common to or shared by two or more tribes
intertribal struggles

Examples of intertribal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another seven brutal pages of intertribal bickering occur before the amtal rule is put into effect so Paul and Jamis can start swinging blades. Max Evry, WIRED, 4 Mar. 2024 After the law passed, the tribes formed the intertribal repatriation committee with representatives from each of the Wabanaki tribes. Mary Hudetz, ProPublica, 4 Dec. 2023 People from at least 28 tribes and intertribal organizations attended this year’s camp in August in Port Angeles, Washington, and more than 70 tribes have taken part in similar camps organized by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians at other sites across the U.S. since 2016. Hallie Golden, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2023 In addition to Native arts and craft vendors, cultural exhibits, fry bread and other delicious food offerings, the intertribal dance routines are a show-stopping event drawing participants and spectators from across the region. oregonlive, 17 June 2023 How one of the first bits of dialogue, an exchange between Bear and Elora, is spoken in a kind of intertribal patois. David Treuer, The Atlantic, 1 Aug. 2022 All five tribes of the intertribal coalition remember the last drought over a millennia ago, because our ancestors saw it, and these stories are codified in our history. Dr. Len Necefer, Outside Online, 29 June 2022 The Willamette Falls Trust, an intertribal coalition of four tribes with ancestral ties to Willamette Falls, announced a new plan Thursday to develop an island on the west side of the waterfall in West Linn, which would become the second tribal project at the falls. oregonlive, 29 June 2023 The harder subjects to get at are the interior worlds in which Native peoples lived and traded — and fought for, died in defense of, against intrusion: diseases, intertribal warfare, disruptions of a really apocalyptic form. Sophia Nguyen, Washington Post, 16 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intertribal was in 1850

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“Intertribal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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