tribespeople [trahybz-pee-puh l] ExamplesWord Origin plural noun

  1. the members of a tribe.

Origin of tribespeople First recorded in 1885–90; tribe + ‘s1 + people Examples from the Web for tribespeople Historical Examples of tribespeople

  • Opee-Kwan demanded, half of himself and half of his tribespeople.

    Children of the Frost

    Jack London

  • If such were the case, it was a state of mind he could not tolerate in any of his tribespeople.

    Jerry of the Islands

    Jack London

  • At Pukerangiora, about 1830, he slew hundreds of Ngati-Awa tribespeople, and with his warriors cooked and ate them.

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • On the whole, the Brahui tribespeople treated them well, and there was no serious collision.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • Chisera, when you go up to the Friend of the Soul of Man, you cannot be always asking for the tribespeople.

    The Arrow-Maker

    Mary Austin

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