Indigenous

Definition of Indigenous

In`dig´e`nous
a.1.
1.Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not indigenous or proper natives of America.
- Sir T. Browne.
In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap.
- Lion Playas.
2.Native; inherent; innate.
Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human mind.
- I. Taylor.

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atavistic, autochthonous, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, genetic, hereditary, homebred, homegrown, in the blood, inbred, incarnate, inherited, instinctive, instinctual, local, natal, native to, native-born, natural, natural to, organic, original, physical, primal, primitive, temperamental, unacquired, vernacular
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