- a category in the classification of organisms usually between a subfamily and a genus or sometimes between a suborder and a family.
- any group of plants or animals.
- any one of three divisions of the people representing the Latin, Sabine, and Etruscan settlements.
- any of the later political divisions of the people.
Words nearby tribe
Origin of tribe
OTHER WORDS FROM tribesub·tribe, nounun·der·tribe, noun
Examples from the Web for sub-tribe
Then Tla-wau-wau, chief of the Klackamas, a sub-tribe of the Willamette, rose.The Bridge of the Gods|Frederic Homer Balch
The other genera in this sub-tribe are quite distinct from each other, and contain several well-known plants.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
A sub-tribe may vary in size from twenty-five to five hundred individuals and often more.The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise|Walter Hardenburg
The Hoh, a sub-tribe of the latter, number 71 and are under the Puyallup Agency.Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico|John Wesley Powell
A sub-tribe of Asad, descendants of Rabia of the Moaddite stock.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'|Moulavi Gergh Ali
British Dictionary definitions for sub-tribe
- any of the three divisions of the ancient Romans, the Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans
- one of the later political divisions of the Roman people
- any of the 12 divisions of ancient Israel, each of which was named after and believed to be descended from one of the 12 patriarchs
- a phyle of ancient Greece
- a large number of persons, animals, etc
- a specific class or group of persons
- a family, esp a large one