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ɪnˈdɪdʒ ə nəsin·dige·nous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous(adj)

    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. indigenous(Adjective)

    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. indigenous(Adjective)

    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. Indigenous(adj)

    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. Indigenous(adj)

    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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  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. Cheryl Horn:

    A large percentage of these missing girls are indigenous, but this is not just an indigenous problem. This is a human problem. And right now, I have a voice. You have a voice. Those who are missing do not have a voice, and we need to be that voice for them.

  2. Tereza Cristina:

    Small farmers that have been there 50 years and have deeds issued by the state or federal government, if you kick them out, there aren't conditions there for indigenous people to hunt and fish and have their lives, when the president says he doesn't want more demarcations, he's talking about this type of contested areas.

  3. Rajendra Singh:

    When our lives are connected with nature we draw from indigenous knowledge, which is also science, but with common sense.

  4. Julie Kaye:

    It is a form of racism that when we look at people, to say they are at fault for their situation when any other person, if a violent act occurred, they would expect to be treated with dignity and respect, and yet we don't see that occurring for Indigenous women.

  5. Hadi Ghaemi:

    It's really an indigenous product... these are the kind of people who have been stopped at checkpoints.

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