plural noun
tribes·​peo·​ple | \ ˈtrībz-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce tribespeople (audio) \

Definition of tribespeople

: members of a tribe

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Their families, proud Sunni tribespeople, appealed for justice, then called for reform of the regime, and finally demanded its removal. Charles Glass, Harper's magazine, "“Tell Me How This Ends”," 10 Feb. 2019 In the 51-second clip released by FUNAI, the Brazilian government's Indian Affairs department, tribespeople are shown moving through a deforested area in the jungle and one tribe member appears to be carrying a bow and arrow. James Rogers, Fox News, "Incredible drone footage shows isolated Amazon tribe," 24 Aug. 2018 In the same year, photos emerged of tribespeople living deep in the rainforest of the western Brazilian state of Acre. James Rogers, Fox News, "Incredible drone footage shows isolated Amazon tribe," 24 Aug. 2018 Few of his tribespeople believe that that accounts for all the money. Sean Flynn, Smithsonian, "The Reckoning," 23 Feb. 2018 Dug is a cipher of a hero who’s constantly upstaged by his fellow tribespeople, who in turn get upstaged by a sentient warthog named Hognob. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / Sports Early Man is an unexpected dud from the creators of Wallace and Gromit," 21 Feb. 2018 Some tribespeople are often found to be in cahoots with drug smugglers and cartels to stash or traffic drugs. CBS News, "The Wall - A Nation Divided," 29 Jan. 2018

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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: members of a tribe

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