What is the difference between clan and tribe?
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They're very closely related and even synonyms by some definitions. It depends on who you ask.

My opinion:

The only distinction is probably that a tribe may include multiple clans. But a clan most likely cannot include multiple tribes.

Clan is also often synonymous with 'family' or extended family, or even limited to a single extended family. But a tribe often includes multiple extended families.
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