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[in-ter-trahy-buh l]
  1. occurring between tribes: intertribal warfare.
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Origin of intertribal

First recorded in 1860–65; inter- + tribal
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Examples from the Web for intertribal

Historical Examples

  • These are often mentioned as engaged in intertribal conflicts.

    A History of Sanskrit Literature

    Arthur A. MacDonell

  • The annals contain nothing save a record of intertribal warfare, which the high-king was rarely powerful enough to stay.

  • Often, too, side by side with the red brothers of his adoption, he fought in the intertribal wars.

    Pioneers of the Old Southwest

    Constance Lindsay Skinner

  • Kavirondo warfare was mainly defensive and intertribal, this last a form of vendetta.

  • There have been no waves of aggression, and intertribal feuds are not very serious affairs.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

British Dictionary definitions for intertribal


  1. conducted between or involving two or more tribes
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