[trahybz-pee-puh l]

plural noun

the members of a tribe.

Origin of tribespeople

First recorded in 1885–90; tribe + 's1 + people Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tribespeople

Historical Examples of tribespeople

  • Opee-Kwan demanded, half of himself and half of his tribespeople.

  • If such were the case, it was a state of mind he could not tolerate in any of his tribespeople.

  • 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