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 (ô-tŏk′thə-nəs) also au·toch·tho·nal (-thə-nəl) or au·toch·thon·ic (ô′tŏk-thŏn′ĭk)
1. Originating or formed in the place where found; indigenous: autochthonous rocks; an autochthonous people; autochthonous folk tales. See Synonyms at native.
2. Ecology Native to or produced within a system: an autochthonous species; algae that provide an autochthonous source of nutrients in a lake.

au·toch′thon·ism, au·toch′tho·ny n.
au·toch′tho·nous·ly adv.
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Adj.1.autochthonic - originating where it is foundautochthonic - 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"


Existing, born, or produced in a land or region:
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The innovative aspects of Brazil's healthcare cooperation approach (21)--Structuring Cooperation --are the emphasis on training human resources, organizational upgrades, and institutional development, in addition to utilizing autochthonic capacities and resources.
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For whether viewed from the aeries of national authority or the autochthonic heartlands of states' autonomy, the collective action foundations of federalism jurisprudence prove to be fabricated of fragile, fallible, and even fabular stuff.
Elegiac Feelings American appeared in 1970, Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit in 1981, and his final collection of new and selected poems, Mindfield, in 1989.
The rise and evolution of the Front offer a striking illustration of what Nira Yuval-Davis described as the 'growth of the global phenomenon of autochthonic political projects' in the face of neoliberal globalisation and its discontents.