Lv 6
HCKA asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 month ago

Should there be article, THE in front of GOVIA TRIBE?

The tribe is GOVIA. Is it with the word THE or without? Please reply.

3 Answers

  • Rico
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago

    The use of the definitive depends on how your using it in relation to the article. 

  • 1 month ago

    You need the word 'the'.

    The tribe is the Govia Tribe.

    It would sound better, though, if it were re-worded to something like:

    The people were known as the Govia Tribe.

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It depends

    but NORMALLY

    in front of a tribal name

    you use the word "the".


    - the tribe of Levi

    - the Apache tribe

    or even without the word "tribe"

    - the Sioux found themselves in a difficult situation

    - the Maori are famed as savage warriors

    When you don't use "the"...

    when the people of the tribe are being described collectively using the tribal name.

    And note: in these cases "the" is OPTIONAL.


    - Apache do not run. They fight!

    - Maori are brave! Maori are strong!

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