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tribal

adjective

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of, relating to, or reflecting the traits exhibited by a group of people with a common ancestry and culture
  • a tribal solidarity that transcends all other loyalties or bonds

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  • nonracial
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The first known use of tribal was in 1632

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“Tribal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tribal. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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