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Tiki Tak Tribe
Tiki Tak Tribe (emblem)
The Tiki Tak Tribe's symbol.
Leader(s) Tiki Tong (Head)
Krazy Kalimba
The Maraca Gang
Banjo Bottom
Wacky Pipes
Other Members Tiki Goons
Tiki Tanks
Tiki Torches
Tiki Buzzes
Flaming Tiki Buzzes
Tiki Dooms
Screaming Pillars
Tiki Pilots
Tiki Zings
Flaming Tiki Zings
Tiki Bombers
Tiki Boings
Tiki Torks
Tiki Pops
Tiki Boulder
Tiki Seekers
Base of Operations Tiki Tong Tower
Member Species Tikis
Enemies Kong Family, Animal Buddies
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

The Tiki Tak Tribe is an ancient evil hive mind of Tikis lead by Tiki Tong and is the main villains force in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS remake.


Tikis are creatures often made of wood or stone, they often have their faces painted, and most of them have feathers. Many of them are shaped like musical instruments, most of them being membraphones. There are some that have firepower and are completely immune to lava, except those that are made of wood.


The tribe was inaugurated when Tiki Tong created Donkey Kong Island and Tikis. The tribe expanded throughout the island where tyranny reigned and enslaved all animals with their hypnotic powers. The first collapse of the Tiki Tak Tribe was the Kong rebellion, since the Kongs were immune to the hypnotic power of the Tikis.[1]

In Donkey Kong Country Returns, The tribe re-emerged during Tiki Tong's awakening. This time, the tribe leaders including Tiki Tong went to each of the 8 worlds with the goal of stealing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's Banana Hoard and creating new Tikis with magic powers of pulp.[2][3] The tribe suffered the second collapse in part of DK & Diddy in which several Tikis were destroyed, including Tiki Tong, the leadership, and the minions.

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, remnant Tikis such as Screaming Pillars can be found in the Bright Savannah.









Music Themes[]

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Titles Description Composers Games
Tiki Tak Tribe The theme that plays when the Tiki leaders prepare to hypnotize. Minako Hamano
Masaru Tajima
Shinji Ushiroda
Daisuke Matsuoka
Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Tiki Tong The theme that plays in the final battle with Tiki Tong.

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name Meaning/Translation
Chinese 提克族
Tíkè Zú
Tiki Tribe
German Stamm der Tiki Taks Tribe of the Tiki Taks
Italian Tribù Tiki Tak Tiki Tak Tribe
Japanese ティキ族
Tiki Tribe
Russian Племя Тики-так
Plemya Tiki-tak
Tiki Tak Tribe
Spanish Tribu Tiki Tak Tiki Tak Tribe


  1. Adrian Smith on Twitter (retrieved December 10, 2023)
  2. "Donkey Kong: No time to lose! Without the magical preserving properties of the cave, it won't be long before my bananas turn to mush!" - Donkey Kong Jungle Action Special
  3. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy description (EU) - "COLONEL PLUCK: Who knew bananas were so magical?"