The Tiki Tak Tribe consists of the main antagonists in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Most of the Tiki Tak Tribe resemble various musical instruments, with many of the lower-ranking Tikis resembling a drum. This also applies to the Tiki leaders who possess the various bosses. The particular instrument the Tiki resembles also plays in the music of the boss it possesses. Traditionally, Tikis are associated with Polynesian culture, however the Tiki Tak Tribe seems to draw more influence from African tribal culture instead. This is because of the patterns and vibrant colors each Tiki has.
Four of the Tikis who act as bosses are given names in the European version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U: Krazy Kalimba, Gong Oh, Banjo Bottom, and Xylobone. The Maraca and Accordion Tikis are not named in either version, and Panpipe Tiki doesn't have a trophy at all.