Complete Definition of "indigenous"

English

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion, especially of plants and indigenous peoples.
  2. figuratively, innate

Synonyms
autochthonous
aboriginal
native

Derived terms
indigenously
indigenousness
indigenity

Translations
trans-top|born or engendered in, native to a land or region
Finnish: alkuperäinen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|figuratively, innate
Finnish: synnynnäinen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Dutch: inheems, inlands, autochtoon

Etymology
rfc-level|Etymology not at level 3
from late Latin indigenus "native, born in a country", from indi- (indu-), an old derivative of in- "in", gen- the root of gignere, and English -ous, from Latin -osus. English since the 17th century, obsolete is indigene, from the same Latin word, via French indigène.

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