retribalization

noun

re·​trib·​al·​i·​za·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌtrī-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce retribalization (audio)
: the act of forming or returning to a tribal group or division

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retribalization was in 1964

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“Retribalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retribalization. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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