subclan

noun
sub·​clan | \ ˈsəb-ˌklan How to pronounce subclan (audio) \
variants: or sub-clan
plural subclans or sub-clans

Definition of subclan

: a clan that is part of a larger clan … clans may contain clans, which are usually called subclans.— Marvin Harris There are six main clans and minority groups, and dozens of subclans.— Edmund Sanders

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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