Tribe is good.

But what more? I need more words, but exactly mean “they have same culture, traits, etc.”

  • This is underspecified. Do you mean like a religion? Or do you mean a whole constellation of cultural items like daily life, religion, government, entertainment, family structure, etc?
    – Mitch
    Nov 30, 2013 at 3:48
  • How common, and how much? Does an English speaker in Singapore share the same culture as an English speaker in Miami? Nov 30, 2013 at 4:58
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    @JohnLawler There are English speakers in Miami? ¿Desde cuándo? :)
    – tchrist
    Nov 30, 2013 at 18:56
  • It isn’t clear whether you’re looking for a demonym, an exonym or an endonym or a cryptonym, an ethnonym, a typonym, or any number of poecilonymic paranyms.
    – tchrist
    Dec 1, 2013 at 0:44

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  • People

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  • Citizens

American people, are citizens, permanent lawful residents or natives of the United States

  • Natives

American Indian and Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.

  • Indigenous people

Indigenous peoples are peoples defined in international or national legislation as having a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and their cultural or historical distinctiveness from other populations that are often politically dominant

  • Race and ethnicity

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (the only categories for ethnicity

  • Society

an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes.


a group of people involved with each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Human societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members.


Community is often used loosely to describe a group with a shared culture (e.g. the Jewish community). However, it is also used in the more general sense of people who live in a given locality.


If you're looking for a word analogous to tribe, try ethnicity.

  • But ethnically different groups might well share the same culture (or religion, etc), e.g. the acronym MOT, while still using a word for which the OP wants an alternative, sums up the situation better than ethnicity. Nov 30, 2013 at 3:08
  • MOT is Member Of Tribe --so not exactly an alternative to tribe. Nov 30, 2013 at 5:16
  • ethnicity strongly, even mostly, concerns physical qualities, to which culture is obviously unrelated
    – Dodgie
    Nov 30, 2013 at 6:30
  • @dilipsarwate MOT is also the common UK term for a certificate to indicate that a car is roadworthy. Nov 30, 2013 at 19:05
  • @ChrisSunami My point was that ethnicity is not a particularly analogous word (cf. Dodgie's comment also). Nov 30, 2013 at 20:02

Depending on context, "Nation" might be the word you're looking for.


I'm not sure about the context, but given that if the group is not very large, I think the word your are looking for is either cult, or sect, if that shared culture considered something rather dangerous.

For more neutral sense, I believe you could use: camp, school, or faction.

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