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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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autochthonism, autochthony

the state of being aboriginal or native to a particular area. — autochthonous, adj.
See also: Origins
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autochthony - nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)autochthony - nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)
nativeness - the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin
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Sadly, that has not been smooth hampered, in part, by issues related to autochthony, forest ownership, geopolitics, sociopolitics sand the rights of vulnerable and marginalised groups (VMGs).
A second reversal, which to a certain extent devolves from the first, proclaims that "it is the politeia that forms men, from the moment it regulates itself, in its laws, on phusis, on eugenics and on autochthony, giving them food and education" (Derrida 2005, 95), rather than the politeia being formed by men as they organize themselves.
(32) Shigeharu Tanabe, 'Autochthony and the Inthakhin cult of Chiang Mai', in Civility and savagery: Social identity in Tai states, ed.
Using the racial, religious, and nationalist concepts constructed in the United States as part of the broader discourse of manifest destiny, I examine both the history of the Conquest of the Desert, focusing on how official narratives from the period created and sustained a notion of alterity, and more recent controversies over claims of "ownership" of the pampas and Patagonia, especially as they relate to ideas of originality and autochthony. The article draws on first-person accounts of the military expeditions of the late nineteenth century and situates these descriptions using literatures on whiteness, ethnicity, and nationalism in Argentina and the United States.
Diogenes did not deny or undermine autochthony in ancient Greece.
However, this aspect of Chinese subjectivity, in which the foreignness of Chinese populations diminished their standing in modern nation-states that valourized autochthony, is not unique to Burma.
In each case, the address of the suicide attempt was taken as an indication of exposure autochthony. Incidence rate of cases was determined as ratio between the number of notified cases and population estimates for the analysis unit.
one's fatherland is a matter of choice; alternatively, autochthony
The presence of Lymnaea columella near participants homes throughout the year supports autochthony of this parasitosis in Canutama and can contribute to the maintenance of this disease during low tide and spread during high tide, representing a risk to the riverine population.
Gentrifying genealogy: on the genesis of the Athenian autochthony myth.
This notion reinforces a sense of autochthony, which is interpreted as the sensation that belongs to "people of the place." (Eliade 1957: 203) It is a place in the heart of nature that takes the value of the mother womb and is perceived as a refuge.