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indigenous

innate; inherent; natural; aboriginal: Remarkable agility is indigenous to the tribe.
Not to be confused with:
indigent – poor; impoverished; distressed: The indigent street people are often ignored.
indignant – filled with anger at a person who is regarded as unjust, mean, or unworthy: She was indignant about her coworker’s accusations.
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in·dig·e·nous

 (ĭn-dĭj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region. See Synonyms at native.
2.
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.]

in·dig′e·nous·ly adv.
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indigenous

(ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs)
adj
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]
inˈdigenously adv
inˈdigenousness, indigenity n
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in•dig•e•nous

(ɪnˈdɪdʒ ə nəs)

adj.
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•ly, adv.
in•dig′e•nous•ness, in`di•gen′i•ty (-ˈdʒɛn ɪ ti) n.
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in·dig·e·nous

(ĭn-dĭj′ə-nəs)
Ecology
Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America. Compare alien, endemic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indigenous - originating where it is foundindigenous - 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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indigenous

adjective native, original, aboriginal, home-grown, autochthonous the country's indigenous population
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indigenous

adjective
1. Existing, born, or produced in a land or region:
2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
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Translations
indigen

indigenous

[ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] ADJ [people, population] → indígena, autóctono
the elephant is indigenous to Indiael elefante es autóctono de India
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indigenous

[ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] adj [population] → indigène
indigenous to → indigène de
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indigenous

adjeinheimisch (→ to in +dat); customslandeseigen; indigenous languageLandessprache f; plants indigenous to Canadain Kanada heimische or beheimatete Pflanzen; indigenous tribeseinheimische or eingeborene Volksstämme
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indigenous

[ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] adjindigeno/a
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in·dig·e·nous

a. autóctono-a, indígena.
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