If I wanted to describe all of the people close to someone such as their close friends, family, relatives, and spouse/significant other, how would I do so with one noun?
The simplest 'noun' that comes to mind is using the term "friends and family", e.g. "He sought consolation from his friends and family during the tragic incident."
Is there a more specific/powerful noun for this? An example of a loanword for this would be the Hawaiian Ohana.
I might be missing something obvious here, but I'd like to know what you guys think. I'm not looking for a specific answer, and loanwords would be great as well - possibly better!
edit: I don't care if it's a single word, actually.