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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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They differ, moreover, to a large extent from the indigenes, for out of the 162 genera, no less than 100 genera are not there indigenous, and thus a large proportional addition is made to the genera of these States.
By considering the nature of the plants or animals which have struggled successfully with the indigenes of any country, and have there become naturalised, we can gain some crude idea in what manner some of the natives would have had to be modified, in order to have gained an advantage over the other natives; and we may, I think, at least safely infer that diversification of structure, amounting to new generic differences, would have been profitable to them.
According to the release, the president will have an interactive session with selected Benue indigenes and visit the IDP camp via helicopter.
He points to other countries in the West African region like Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana where he says it would soon be observed that permitting people of other races to become citizens has not marginalized their indigenes.
The Bayelsa State Government has expressed joy over the safe return of some indigenes of Peremabiri community in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state, nearly two years after they were forced to relocate from the area.
They were also assured that their anonymity would be protected but some of them, especially those who were chiefs and indigenes, wanted their names to be mentioned for some reasons probably known to them.
Pour combattre <<les injustices et les crimes>> commis contre les indigenes --qui persistent depuis l'epoque de la Colonie et de l'Independance--les initiatives humanitaires et philantropiques, comme la defunte Association Pro-Indigene, ne suffisent pas.
Of course, Robert Owens is correct in his assertion, but it is a phenomenon that indigenes have been pointing out since the eighteenth century.
Precisons, des le debut, que ce classement n'est pas fait pour les locaux ou les indigenes.
beaucoup plus grand que] [beaucoup moins que] Des victimes qui, sur le moment, n'ont meme pas ete recensees par leur nom, puisque les indigenes, a l'epoque, n'etaient reconnus ni dans leur citoyennete ni meme dans leur identite [beaucoup plus grand que], ajoute Manceron.
Cette initiative est presentee comme un projet qui permettra, en plus de s'attaquer a une pandemie, de reconnaitre la medecine indigene de l'Afrique du Sud, conferant ainsi un plus grand respect aux savoirs indigenes et aux guerisseurs qui en font usage.
He is renowned for his eclectic range of starring roles and is best known for his award-winning performances in Les Temoins for which he won the Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008, and Indigenes where he received the award for Best Male Interpretation at the 2006 Cannes film festival.