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Definitions for autochthonous
ɔˈtɒk θə nəsau·tochthonous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autochthonousadjective

    of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed

  2. 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"


  1. autochthonousadjective

    Native to the place where found; indigenous.

  2. autochthonousadjective

    Originating where found.

  3. autochthonousadjective

    Buried in place, especially of a fossil preserved in its life position without disturbance or disarticulation.

  4. Etymology: Literally, "native to the soil"; from.


  1. autochthonous

    Autochthonous refers to something that is native, indigenous, or originating from the place where it is found. It is used to describe plants, people, animals, or geological formations, among other things. Its origins are from Greek, with 'auto' meaning self, and 'chthon' meaning earth or land.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autochthonousadjective

    aboriginal; indigenous; native

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autochthonous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autochthonous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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1 Comment
  • Brad Johnston
    Brad Johnston
    Who needs it? "Indigenous" works just fine and most understand it, probably everyone understands it in context. Autochthonous = useless word, even if it exists.
    LikeReply 27 years ago

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