[ trahybz-pee-puhl ]

plural noun
  1. the members of a tribe.

Origin of tribespeople

First recorded in 1885–90; tribe + 's1 + people

Words Nearby tribespeople Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use tribespeople in a sentence

  • A guard of a couple of armed men was told off to keep away intrusive or too curious tribespeople from our quarters.

    Tales of South Africa | H.A. Bryden
  • 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