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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.

    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".

  2. indigenousadjective

    Innate, inborn.

    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".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indigenousadjective

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

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

  2. Indigenousadjective

    native; inherent; innate

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

Freebase

  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. Grethel Aguilar:

    This map shows that where indigenous people live, you will find the best preserved natural resources, they depend on those natural resources to survive.

  2. Prabindra Shakya:

    But that growth is coming at the cost of poor, indigenous communities with no other livelihood options.

  3. Vanessa Nosie:

    It's trying to wake up the world... how America is going to get better and heal is to learn the first chapter of what happened to indigenous people, this is a spiritual movement.

  4. Paula Barrios:

    (It) is the first time a national court has recognized and established state troops were responsible for subjecting women, the majority indigenous women in this case, to sexual slavery and exploitation and that sexual violence was used as a weapon of war, this ruling sets a very important example and precedent for criminal proceedings and convictions involving sexual violence in conflict that's not only relevant for Guatemala but other countries like Colombia in armed conflict.

  5. Bernard Baumel:

    [MSCs] are anti-inflammatory and they promote indigenous stem cells in your body to proliferate, they stimulate cell growth and have a lot of attributes that are very advantageous for using them in humans.

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