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[trahybz-pee-puh l] /ˈtraɪbzˌpi pəl/
plural noun
the members of a tribe.
Origin of tribespeople
First recorded in 1885-90; tribe + 's1 + people Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

  • 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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