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trib·al·ism

 (trī′bə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one's tribe or group.

trib′al·ist n.
trib′al·is′tic adj.

tribalism

(ˈtraɪbəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the state of existing as a separate tribe or tribes
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the customs and beliefs of a tribal society
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) loyalty to a tribe or tribal values
ˈtribalist n, adj
ˌtribalˈistic adj

trib•al•ism

(ˈtraɪ bəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the customs and beliefs of tribal life and society.
2. strong loyalty to one's own group.
[1885–90]

tribalism

1. the customs, life, and organization of a tribal society.
2. a strong loyalty to one’s tribe, party, or group.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tribalism - the state of living together in tribestribalism - the state of living together in tribes
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
2.tribalism - the beliefs of a tribal societytribalism - the beliefs of a tribal society  
belief - any cognitive content held as true
Translations

tribalism

[ˈtraɪbəlɪzəm] Ntribalismo m

tribalism

nStammesstruktur f

tribalism

[ˈtraɪbəlɪzm] n (Anthropology, Sociol) → organizzazione f tribale (pej) → tribalismo
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