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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective detribalized
1 Remove (someone) from a traditional tribal social structure.‘the 250,000 Australian Aborigines include many detribalized urban people’
- ‘His life proved that he was a highly detribalised African.’
- ‘It is less practised among those Gikuyu who have been Europeanised or detribalised.’
- ‘Until very recently, the main thrust of federal policy was to break up the extended family, the clan structure, to detribalize and assimilate Indian populations.’
- ‘Kenyatta insists that only a detribalized African will marry an uncircumcised woman, and his account of the ritual stresses its high cultural valence in traditional Gikuyu culture.’
- ‘However, the assaults on whites that winter were made by a small gang of detribalized blacks led by a man named Musquito, who was not defending his tribal lands.’
- 1.1 Remove a traditional tribal social structure from (a culture)
- ‘The supposed goal was to detribalize the economy and culture and drop Indians into the "free" market where private enterprise would assimilate them.’
- ‘Tribal societies, unlike detribalized, fragmented cultures with their stress on individualist values, are extremely austere morally.’
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