tribalism [trahy-buh-liz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the customs and beliefs of life and society.
- strong loyalty to one’s own tribe, party, or group.
Origin of tribalism First recorded in 1885–90;+ Related formstrib·al·ist, nountri·bal·is·tic, adjective Examples from the Web for tribalism Contemporary Examples of tribalism
They have their various neighborhood, civic, recreational and national identities, none of which are defined by Jewish tribalism.
October 7, 2013
Their tribalism makes them instinctive defenders of Israeli action.
May 7, 2013
This newly shaped global brain can topple the traditional barriers of religion, tribalism, nationalism, and political oppression.
September 22, 2012
Sometimes feminism seems just a form of tribalism: the woman is always right, especially when she’s wrong.
August 14, 2012
The country is riven by tribalism, regionalism and a host of armed militias who so far have refused to disarm.
July 17, 2012
Historical Examples of tribalism
Christianity was the first expression of world religion, the first complete repudiation of tribalism and war and disputation.
Herbert George Wells
But the Celtic state did not emerge from tribalism in Britain; the Celtic heroes were always tribal heroes.
George Laurence Gomme
Treitschke is the prophet of tribalism, Nietzsche of ruthlessness, Bernhardi of ambition.
A strange compound of feudalism with tribalism ensued, in the shape of mongrel chieftaincies, henceforth the predominant powers.
British Dictionary definitions for tribalism tribalism noun
- the state of existing as a separate tribe or tribes
- the customs and beliefs of a tribal society
- loyalty to a tribe or tribal values
Derived Formstribalist, noun, adjectivetribalistic, adjective Word Origin and History for tribalism n.
1886, “condition of being a tribe,” from+ . Meaning “group loyalty” attested by 1955.