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in·dig·e·nous

indigenous

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn dI j ns
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having origin in a country or locality; native (usu. fol. by "to").
The turkey is indigenous to North and Central America.The indigenous people of Hawaii suffered illnesses brought by missionaries and other settlers.
 
synonyms:
aboriginal, endemic, native
antonyms:
exotic, foreign
similar words:
domestic, original
definition 2: of or pertaining to indigenous people or animals.
This festival is part of the indigenous culture of the region.
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derivations: indigenously (adv.), indigenousness (n.)
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