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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
this will also help in afforestation of the area; sensitization of community members , especially the vulnerable unemployed population which run in over 200 people on climate impacts and possible ways of addressing these challenges; enhance income generation for inhabitants and reduce unemployment rate by training 30 indigenes on the construction and installation of solar panel which in turn will provide electricity and improve community standard of living.
Cette hygiene privee et publique a joue un role important notamment dans la structuration urbaine des villes coloniales avec une separation tres nette entre les quartiers europeens et les quartiers dits indigenes, comme on les appelait a l'epoque.
In The Red Land to the South, James Cox notes that half of the eleven million indigenes in Mexico currently speak a tribal language.
It appeals to Member States to continue to provide all forms of support to the city and boost the resilience of its indigenes.
Nous avons a cet effet, des livres colonialistes, des etudes realisees par des officiers des affaires indigenes.
Certainly, if we encouraged active intermixing and creolisation, individual states would be compelled to create passports to "citizenship" for those considered non-indigenes, and ultimately abolish the outdated idea ot indigenes and non-indigenes entirely.
Then 'Charlie' money arrived from the colonies, land prices soared and the indigenes became rich on the backs of emigrant relatives, who chose to build homes here for their dotage.
The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927, by Jace Weaver.
It could be inferred from Table 5 above that the laws used in deterring non indigenes from having knowledge of the community's culture is not consistent with government's law.
Nous ne croyons plus dans le bon sauvage de Jean--Jacques devient un enonce representatif pour la nouvelle attitude vers le sauvage ou, plus precisement, une reaction assez habituelle quand on parle des qualites positives attribuees aux indigenes.