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indigenous

[in-dij-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to ): the plants indigenous to Canada; the indigenous peoples of southern Africa.
2.
innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to ): feelings indigenous to human beings.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin indigen(a) native, original inhabitant (indi-, by-form of in- in-2 (cf. indagate) + -gena, derivative from base of gignere to bring into being; cf. genital, genitor) + -ous

indigenously, adverb
indigenousness, indigenity [in-di-jen-i-tee] , noun
nonindigenous, adjective
unindigenous, adjective
unindigenously, adverb

endogenous, indigenous.


1. autochthonous, aboriginal, natural.


1. foreign, alien.
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indigenous (ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs)
 
adj (when postpositive, foll by to)
1.  originating or occurring naturally (in a country, region, etc); native
2.  innate (to); inherent (in)
 
[C17: from Latin indigenus, from indigena indigene, from indi- in + gignere to beget]
 
in'digenously
 
adv
 
in'digenousness
 
n
 
indigenity
 
n

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indigenous
1640s, from L.L. indigenus "born in a country, native," from L. indigena "a native," lit. "in-born person," from Old L. indu "in, within" (earlier endo) + gen-, root of gignere (perf. genui) "beget," from PIE *gen- "produce."
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indigenous  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ĭn-dĭj'ə-nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America. Compare alien, endemic.

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