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tribal

trib·al

tribal

 
pronunciation:
traI bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to a group of people having the same ancestors, customs, and other characteristics.
The museum had a show of tribal costumes from local Native Americans.
derivation: tribally (adv.)
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The word tribal contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.