detribalization
detribalization detribalization n. the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living.

Syn: detribalisation. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • detribalization — noun see detribalize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detribalization — See detribalize. * * * …   Universalium

  • detribalization — de·trib·al·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • detribalization — noun 1. the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living • Syn: ↑detribalisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑detribalise (for: ↑detribalisation), ↑detribalize • …   Useful english dictionary

  • detribalize — detribalization, n. /dee truy beuh luyz /, v.t., detribalized, detribalizing. to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture. Also, esp. Brit., detribalise. [1915 20; DE + TRIBAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • detribalisation — noun 1. the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living • Syn: ↑detribalization • Derivationally related forms: ↑detribalise, ↑detribalize (for: ↑detribalization) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Narragansett (tribe) — The Narragansett tribe are a Native American tribe who controlled the area surrounding Narragansett Bay in present day Rhode Island, and also portions of Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. The Narragansett culture has existed in the region… …   Wikipedia

  • Turkey Tayac — was a Piscataway Indian leader and herbal doctor, born Philip Sheridan Proctor, in 1895 in Charles County, Maryland. Tayac was the last person to have knowledge of the Piscataway language. Two leading Algonquian linguists, Ives Goddard,… …   Wikipedia

  • Narragansett people — For other uses of the term, see Narragansett (disambiguation). Narragansett tribal seal …   Wikipedia

  • detribalisation — n. same as {detribalization}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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