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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.

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.

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

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.

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.
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"

indigenous

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

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:
Translations
indigen

indigenous

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

indigenous

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

indigenous

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

indigenous

[ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs] adjindigeno/a

in·dig·e·nous

a. autóctono-a, indígena.
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The city celebrated 50 years of existence, though not without the omo onile, omo ilu (indigenity) controversy trailing the chairmanship of the planning committee.
Assertions or claims of indigenity in relation to a territory mean that other groups that are seen as immigrants or newcomers to the territory do not "belong": instead, they belong to their own "native" place to which they can return.