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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.
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.
     
neanderthal Tweet Definition of neanderthal Like Definition of neanderthal on Facebook
noun 
  1. A specimen of the now extinct species Homo neanderthalensis.
  2. (pejorative) A primitive person.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to Homines neanderthalenses.
The capacity of the neanderthal skull was 10% larger than that of modern humans.
  1. Of or pertaining to the w:Neanderthal, Germany, Neander Valley in Germany.
     
negroid Tweet Definition of negroid Like Definition of negroid on Facebook
adjective 
  1. in Ethnology having negro features racially. Pertaining to the racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world.
     
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noun 
  1. a person of Scandinavian descent or having features typical of Scandinavian people
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to Scandinavia, its people, language and culture
  2. of, or relating to the family of North Germanic languages.
     

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