What does Indigenous mean?

Definitions for Indigenous
ɪnˈdɪdʒ ə nəsin·dige·nous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenousadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. indigenousadjective

    Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion.

  2. indigenousadjective

    Innate, inborn.

  3. Etymology: From indigenus, from indi- (indu-), an old derivative of in, the root of gigno, and English -ous. Compare indigene and ancient Greek ἐνδογενής (endogenēs), "endogenous".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Indigenousadjective

    Native to a country; originally produced or born in a region.

    Etymology: indigene, Fr. indigena, Latin.

    Negroes were all transported from Africa, and are not indigenous or proper natives of America. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Err.

    It is wonderful to observe one creature, that is, mankind, indigenous to so many different climates. Arbuthnot.

ChatGPT

  1. indigenous

    Indigenous refers to the original inhabitants or native people of a particular region or geographical area. It can also refer to plants, animals or other aspects of the natural environment that originate or occur naturally in that specific place. The term is often used in the context of cultural or ethnic groups who maintain traditional customs and lifestyles distinct from those of dominant societies they live within, often as a result of historical processes such as colonization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indigenousadjective

    native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported

  2. Indigenousadjective

    native; inherent; innate

  3. Etymology: [L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL. indu (fr. in in) + the root of L. gignere to beget, bear. See In, and Gender.]

Wikidata

  1. Indigenous

    Indigenous is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band originally consisted of two brothers, Mato Nanji, Pte, along with their sister, Wanbdi, and their cousin, Horse. Their music is heavily influenced by guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. Mato Nanji's style and skill has drawn comparisons to each of these guitarists. The band has also shared the stage with artists of varying musical genres such as B.B. King, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, Jackson Browne, Dave Matthews Band, and Los Lonely Boys. The band has headlined its own tours several times. The Nakota Nation members grew up on South Dakota's Yankton Indian Reservation, where their father, Greg Zephier became a spokesperson for Native American rights. A musician in his own right during the 1960s and '70s, Zephier provided his children with records from blues musicians such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Freddie King, and taught them to play their respective instruments. The family started touring together, and soon the children were performing on their own.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indigenous

    in-dij′en-us, adj. native born or originating in: produced naturally in a country.—adj. and n. In′digene.—adv. Indig′enously. [L. indigena, a native—indu, or in, and gen-, root of gignĕre, to produce.]

Editors Contribution

  1. indigenous

    A person native to a specific country, nation or location.

    The indigenous population in Australia have a definitive way of living.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indigenous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indigenous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Indigenous in a Sentence

  1. Joe Wright:

    I liked the idea they were indigenous people who were fighting against the colonialist rule of Blackbeard, i can understand how it appears from an outside perspective.

  2. Rodney Schmidt:

    But companies are also realizing they have a competitive edge if they address potential social conflicts around tenure issues upfront, indigenous people and local communities are becoming more aware that they have rights under national and international legislation.

  3. Alec Baldwin:

    Here I am, staying in a fancy hotel, going out to dinner with my friends, hanging out, and we're doing our best to disseminate some information, but I'm on one end of the spectrum, and this is all new to me, i've done a lot of environmental work back home related to climate change. I've tried to be as big of a rock in (their) shoe as I can to the oil industry and the nuclear industry. I'm heavy-heavy coming down on extractive industries in the United States and abroad. But the plight of indigenous people -- which is why we're here -- I hadn't thought about this until now. I had no idea who Diana Rios was or who her father was -- and the guy was killed by hit men for illegal logging obligations.

  4. Tara Houska:

    Greeting indigenous Code Talkers in front of that portrait, knowing Andrew Jackson is responsible for the Trail of Tears, is disrespectful -- it's worse than that. It's appallingly out of touch, this isn't the first time he's attempted to slur Elizabeth Warren by calling her Pocahontas, who was a real person, and he diminished an entire demographic of native women to a single figure in history who's been largely fetishized and whose traumatic story has been whitewashed by the American narrative.

  5. Sam Liccardo:

    Thirty-four years ago, San Jose commemorated the tragic destruction of the 2nd Market Street Market Street Chinatown, a century prior -- but with each new generation, we must reemphasize our commitment to justice and renew our contrition, not just for these failings but for all acts of disrespect and violence against our Black, Latino, Indigenous, and AAPI community members, this reconciliation acknowledges the mistakes of our city's past and serves as a reminder to continue striving for an inclusive society.

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