What is another word for clans?

Pronunciation: [klˈanz] (IPA)

Clans are groups of people who are bound by common ancestry, culture, or tradition. Synonyms for clans include tribes, families, lineages, clansmen, kins, kindreds, and houses. Tribes are groups of people who share a common ancestry and sometimes a common language. Families refer to groups of people related by blood or marriage. Lineages are groups of people who are descended from a common ancestor. Clansmen are people who belong to a particular clan. Kins refer to relatives or family members. Kindreds are groups of people who are related by blood or marriage. Lastly, houses refer to noble or aristocratic families. All of these synonyms convey the same meaning as the term "clans".

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Usage examples for Clans

The clans are knit together into a nation.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
Again the communistic needs of the clans are supposed to have invited the poet to write.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
They are friendly to all, but guarded nevertheless; and standing thus apart, marked out by their territory, with small chance to mingle with inhabitants of other counties, the clan feeling among them has grown to be analogous to that of the clans in Scotland.
G. E. Mitton

Famous quotes with Clans

  • The clan is nothing more than a larger family, with its patriarchal chief as the natural head, and the union of several clans by intermarriage and voluntary connection constitutes the tribe.
    Charles Eastman
  • The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
  • In many of the cases of conceptual innovation, … creating the conceptual tools is a precondition to coming to a clear understanding of what the problem was in the first place. It is very difficult to describe the transition after it has taken place because it is difficult for us to put ourselves back into the situation of confusion, indeterminacy, and perplexity that existed before the new “tool” brought clarity and this means it is difficult for us to retain a vivid sense of what a difference having the concept made. We can just barely imagine ourselves in a world in which there are no states, as opposed to local barons, warlords, clans, primitive communal forms of village organisation, etc.
    Raymond Geuss
  • I could not help noticing the great role women played in Pueblo society. Women owned the houses and actually built them. Children often got their mother's last name, not their father's. Sons joined their mother's clans. It made me a little jealous.
    Mary Brave Bird

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