federation of tribes

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Noun1.federation of tribes - a federation (as of American Indians)federation of tribes - a federation (as of American Indians)
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Maya, Mayan - a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"
Nahuatl - a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
Olmec - a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
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The Old Prussian lands together formed a federation of tribes, and in cases of war would usually work together, although instances of internal conflict within regions were not infrequent.
These key leaders are a part of each tribe and federation of tribes in the provinces.
It was through Ghassan that Arabs learned about the European world, and its federation of tribes was the first step to Arab unity.

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