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innate; inherent; natural; aboriginal: Remarkable agility is indigenous to the tribe.
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1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region. See Synonyms at native.
a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.
b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
[From Latin indigena, a native; see indigene.]
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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]
inˈdigenousness, indigenity n
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in•dig•e•nous(ɪnˈdɪdʒ ə nəs)
1. originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often fol. by to): plants indigenous to Canada; indigenous peoples of southern Africa.
2. innate; inherent; natural (usu. fol. by to): feelings indigenous to humans.
[1640–50; < Latin indigen(a) native, original inhabitant (indi-, by-form of in- in-2 + -gena, derivative from base of gignere to bring into being; compare genital, progenitor) + -ous]
in•dig′e•nous•ness, in`di•gen′i•ty (-ˈdʒɛn ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||indigenous - originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"|
native - characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
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adjective native, original, aboriginal, home-grown, autochthonous the country's indigenous population
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1. Existing, born, or produced in a land or region:
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indigenous[ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] ADJ [people, population] → indígena, autóctono
the elephant is indigenous to India → el elefante es autóctono de India
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indigenous[ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] adj → indigeno/a
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a. autóctono-a, indígena.
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