I see the term "tribe" freely used in this Culture Forum. I would like to know exactly what is a "tribe"?
Why are citizens of Luxembourg not called a tribe? If common language and relative micro-existence (population-wise) defines people as a tribe, then we should talk about the English tribe, Welsh tribe, Scottish tribe, Swedish tribe or the Sicilian tribe.
Why has the term "tribe" been chosen for Africans, and accepted by us without question?