Scheduled Tribe

[ skej-oold trahyb; British shedyoold ]

  1. (in India) the official name given to any of the Indigenous peoples or tribal communities who are outside the caste system: these disadvantaged groups are now protected by the government and offered special concessions.

Origin of Scheduled Tribe

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby Scheduled Tribe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023