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 (ĭn′dĭ-jēn′, -jən) or in·di·gen (-jən, -jĕn′)
One that is native or indigenous to an area.

[French indigène, native, a native, from Latin indigena; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn) or


an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native


(ˈɪn dɪˌdʒin)

also in•di•gen


a person or thing that is indigenous or native.
[1590–1600; < Middle French < Latin indigena a native]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indigene - an indigenous person who was born in a particular placeindigene - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Levantine - (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
Mauritian - a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
Filipino - a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
Seychellois - a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
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As an indigene of Morocco, is this an urgent cultural conversation for both you and Koyo Kouoh?
Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced on July 2 that Gregory Andrews would be the new commissioner as part of a CSIRO-backed review of the terrible health of the indigene mammals.
Originally published 2007 as Le Defi indigene, entre spectacle et politique]
L'interpretation de Pentland est maintenant depassee--nous savons aujourd'hui qu'une classe ouvriere indigene etait deja en formation avant et en meme temps que l'arrivee de l'immigration irlandaise--mais l'importance des travailleurs qui construisirent avec pelle et pic les grands canaux demeure primordiale.
Ghana's Vice-President, John Dramani Mahama--an indigene of northern Ghana and one of the key proponents of the SADA initiative--expressed optimism: "When the airport is converted to an international airport, it will open up the savannah region by making it a major export hub for agricultural produce and other commodities.
In reclaiming what is stolen by the colonizer, it is important that the indigene gains a starting point for creating/recreating his/her identity; Jana Evans Braziel addresses this search for origins in "'Another line was born .
See, for example, a letter from the Minister of War to the Minister of Agriculture, published in the national press, praising Rondon and the SPI for effecting the "incorporation of the indigene into Brazilian society" and the "victory of civilization over those Indians who live segregated from us in the backlands of Brazil.
One of the most revealing contexts for the fur trade writer's exploration of the self and society is that of the indigene community.
George rehearses concisely the political, cognitive, and cultural disfigurement and displacement of the Indigene, singling out "history textbooks .
In his critical work Fear and Temptation: The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Literatures, Terry Goldie outlines the settler's problem: "The white Canadian looks at the Indian.
Le livre et sa critique, particulierement pertinents pour la formation des etudiants d'histoire, n'abordent que tres peu la question indigene.
In his 1989 work, Fear and Temptation: The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Literatures, (1) Terry Goldie describes the dilemma of the Canadian settler: