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Clans is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.


  1. Clans is a German-style board game designed by Leo Colovini. The game centers on the creation of villages.
  2. "Clans" is a 1999 Action role-playing game developed by ComputerHouse GBG AB. The game is similar in both gameplay and visuals to Diablo series, but also includes some elements from point-and-click adventure games.
    • publisher: Strategy First
    • released in (17 years ago)


  1. Clans a.k.a. Clan: A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent. Even if lineage details are unknown, clan members may be organized around a founding member or apical ancestor. The kinship-based bonds may be symbolical, whereby the clan shares a "stipulated" common ancestor that is a symbol of the clan's unity. When this "ancestor" is non-human, it is referred to as a totem, which is frequently an animal. Clans can be most easily described as tribes or sub-groups of tribes. The word clan is derived from clann meaning children or progeny but not family in the Irish language and Scottish Gaelic languages. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word was introduced into English around the year 1425 as a label for the tribal nature of the Scottish Highlands society. Clans in indigenous societies are likely to be exogamous, meaning that their members cannot marry one another. Clans preceded more centralized forms of community organization and government; they are located in every country. Members may identify with a coat of arms or other symbol to show they are an independent clan.
  2. Clans: In the fictional BattleTech universe, the Clans are a warrior-based civilization founded by the self-exiled remnants of the Star League Defense Force, who were led by their founder General Aleksandr Kerensky into the Deep Periphery to flee the collapse of the Star League. There they evolved into an extremely aggressive and warlike society, founded on selective breeding and ritualized warfare, and dedicated to one day returning to former Star League space and reuniting humanity - which they first attempted in a massive invasion 250 years after their initial exodus.
  3. Clans a.k.a. Clan: Clans are groups of cats in the warriors series who live by the warrior code.
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Google previewCelebrating the tradition (2001)

the Victorian Christmas booklet by Judi Brandow, United States. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Region, Front Range Christmas Tree Program (U.S.), United States. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Region. Front Range Christmas Tree Program

NICHOLAS' DAY Santa Clans is an imaginary fellow.

Google previewThe Mexican Kickapoo Indians (2012)

by Felipe A. Latorre, Dolores L. Latorre

Reciprocity between clans is a fixed thing, but since the lesser clans are associated with the larger ones, this gives them much leeway. When Buffalo (No. 1 and No. 2) and the associated clans, Eagle and Brown Bear, hold a ceremony, they ...

Google previewAn Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language (1910)

Whenever mental derangement was subsequent to such marriages there could be no question of the prohibitive degree of consanguinity, and the necessity of intermarriage with nonrelated clans was once for all established. Exogamous ...

Google previewChina at War: An Encyclopedia (2012)

An Encyclopedia by Xiaobing Li

The ancient Chinese army experienced important transitions from warrior clans, to slave soldiers, and then to peasant soldiers, accompanying the development of a more unified civil government. A long period ...

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I like and take sides because
They are my parents,
My siblings, my wife,
My offspring, my clans
My religion, my nation,
My race or my whoever.
Without identity, no activity.

16.02.2004 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of C3L1A1N1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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