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tribe

 [trīb]
a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).

tribe

(trīb),
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]

tribe

(trīb) a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).

tribe

(trīb)
n.
1. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
2. Biology A taxonomic category ranking below a family or subfamily and above a genus and usually containing several genera.

tribe

Etymology: L, tribus
a taxonomic division of organisms, subordinate to a family and superior to a genus, or subtribe.

tribe

(trīb)
In biologic classification, an occasionally used division between the family and the genus; often the same as the subfamily.
[L. tribus]

tribe

a taxonomic category between genus and subfamily, used mainly in the CLASSIFICATION of plants.

tribe

a taxonomic category subordinate to a family (or subfamily) and superior to a genus (or subtribe).
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Thus, the result clearly signifies that there was daughter preference in the matrilineal tribal societies in India.
In an emotional final section of the book, Professor Ahmed compares what is happening to Muslim tribal societies to the Holocaust, implying a degree of intentionality on the part of central governments, the United States in particular.
But Corry questions the validity of Diamond's data and concludes that the idea that tribal societies are more violent than industrialized ones is 'dangerous nonsense', and his conclusions akin to colonial ideas of 'pacifying savages'.
He added: 'In tribal societies which practise honour killings, honour and shame are seen as two parallel states.
Many tribal societies practised other forms of bodily alteration (scarification, knocking out teeth, subincision, piercing etc) usually as part of initiation rites, and most of those which practised male circumcision also practised forms of female genital mutilation.
The twelve-chapter compilation addresses early Indian-White relations, the influence of trade goods and diseases on Native cultures, intertribal relations, and women's roles within tribal societies.
He elaborates more by stating, "I know that sex is natural, but I pursue it with a psychology that carries with it old wounds of tribal societies that migrated to the cities.
Clearly the experiences of non-Western, formerly colonialized nations are not directly or totally transferable to the situation of American Indian tribal societies.
We see it in some tribal societies, such as the Tiruray and the BaMbuti.
The modern 'unhinging of the pendulum' occurs with the centralization of the state, its affirmation of a monopoly on violence, and the subsequent decline of independent tribal societies.
Excessive revenue assessment and the gradual destruction of tribal societies occurred under both regimes.
The formal economics of modern economic theory was based on the assumption of individual acquisitiveness, but the substantive economics of tribal societies had other foundations.

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