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noun 
  1. A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric).
    • She is a regular Wiki
    • .
      1. Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.
    • Some natives must have stolen our cattle.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, inboorling, m),
adjective 
  1. belong, Belonging to one by birth.
This is my land.
English is not my language.
I need a volunteer New Yorker for my next joke"
  1. characteristic, Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning.
What are now called " Americans" used to be called Indians.
The peoples of Australia are called aborigines.
  1. Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
Many artists studied abroad.
  1. (context, biology, of a species) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
The leaf of the North American sugar maple is the symbol of Canada.
  1. (context, computing, of software) Written specifically to run on a particular processor.
This is a native back-end to gather the latest news feeds.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, autochtoon)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (checktrans)
    (trans-top, translations to be checked)
  • French: natif
  • German: einheimisch
  • Italian: nativo
  • Spanish: nativo
Etymology: From natus, "birth".


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