- a tribe having few members, especially one that is a component of a larger tribal organization.
Origin of tribelet
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Examples from the Web for tribelet
The next social group, larger than the family, was the tribelet.
He says the yu-e-yet-te ke-ah was the tribelet north of Chamise Creek.
This tribelet is the "sko-den ke-ah" of the Eel River Wailaki.
This is the name for the tribelet between the upper waters of Bull Cr.
This is given as the Mattole R. area, possibly a tribelet designation.