subtribe

noun
sub·tribe | \ˈsəb-ˌtrīb \
variants: or sub-tribe
plural subtribes or sub-tribes

Definition of subtribe 

: a tribe that is part of a larger tribe According to tradition the Arapaho were formerly composed of five subtribes, or bands …— Barbara A. Leitch

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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