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indigenous Explained

indigenous at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indigenous at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1646, from L.L. indigenus "born in a country, native," from L. indigena "a native," lit. "in-born person," from Old L. indu "in, within" (earlier endo) + gen-, root of gignere (perf. genui) "beget," from PIE *gen- "produce." ///

indigenous at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj formal [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Late Latin; Origin: indigenus, from Latin indigena 'someone born in a place']// indigenous people or things have always been in the place where they are, rather than being brought there from somewhere else// native// indigenous to// --Blueberries are indigenous to America.// --the many indigenous cultures which existed in Siberia//

indigenous at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "indigenous":
aboriginal, atavistic, autochthonous, bodily, born, coeval,
congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, endemic,
genetic, hereditary, homebred, homegrown, in the blood, inborn,
inbred, incarnate, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive,
instinctual, local, natal, native, native to, native-born, natural,
natural to, organic, original, physical, primal, primitive,
temperamental, unacquired, vernacular

indigenous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Intrinsicality): derived from within, subjective, intrinsic, fundamental, normal, implanted, inherent, essential, natural, innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, incarnate, hereditary, inherited, immanent, congenital, connate, cognate, running in the blood, indigenous, instinctive, incurable, incorrigible, ineradicable.

[ADJ] (Inhabitant): indigenous, native, natal, autochthonous, aboriginal, domiciled, naturalized, domesticated, occupied, inhabited.

indigenous at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

~ (to ...) (formal) belonging to a particular place rather than coming to it from somewhere else
the indigenous peoples / languages of the area * The kangaroo is indigenous to Australia.

Indigenous at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indigenous \In*dig"e*nous\, a. [L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL.
indu (fr. in in) + the root of L. gignere to beget, bear. See
{In}, and {Gender}.]
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.

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.

indigenous at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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" [syn: {autochthonal}, {autochthonic}, {autochthonous},

indigenous at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2010|October|4



From Inter: etyl » LL. Inter: term » indigenus||native, born in a country|lang=la, from Inter: term » indi-|lang=la (Inter: term » indu-|lang=la), an old derivative of Inter: term » in||in|lang=la, Inter: term » |gen- the root of Inter: term » gigno|gignō|give birth to|lang=la, and English Inter: term » -ous. Compare Inter: term » indigene and ancient Greek ἐνδογενής (endogenēs), "endogenous".


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.nəs/|/ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ən.əs/


Inter: en-adj » -
  • Inter: chiefly » of living things Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion. Inter: defdate » from 17th c.
    1. 1862, Category: w - :Henry David Thoreau|Henry David Thoreau, "Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree":
    2. : Not only the Indian, but many indigenous insects, birds, and quadrupeds, welcomed the apple-tree to these shores.
    3. Innate, inborn. Inter: defdate » from 19th c.
    4. 1852, Category: w - :Harriet Beecher Stowe|Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Toms Cabin'', ch. 18:
    5. : She was a native and essential cook, as much as Aunt Chloe,—cooking being an indigenous talent of the African race.
    6. 1883, Category: w - :George MacDonald|George MacDonald, "Stephen Archer" in Stephen Archer and Other Tales:
    7. : He had all the tricks of a newspaper boy indigenous in him.


      * Inter: sense » born or engendered in aboriginal, autochthonous, native

      Derived terms

      * indigenity

  • indigenously
  • indigenousness
  • nonindigenous


    Inter: trans-top » born or engendered in, native to a land or region
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|inheems
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|indígena
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|inheems, Inter: t+ » nl|autochtoon, Inter: t+ » nl|oorspronkelijk
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|indiĝena
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|pärismaine
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|alkuperäinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indigène|m, Inter: t+ » fr|aborigène|m, Inter: t+ » fr|autochtone|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|indigen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|indigeno|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بومی|tr=bumi|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: miejscowy, macierzysty {{m}}
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|indigen|m|n, Inter: t+ » ro|autohton|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|коренной|tr=korennój, Inter: t+ » ru|аборигенный|tr=aborigénnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|местный|tr=méstnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|туземный|tr=tuzémnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|автохтонный|tr=avtoxtónnyj Inter: qualifier » literary
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|urođen
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|indígena , Inter: t+ » es|autóctono, Inter: t+ » es|nativo

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » innate, inborn
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aangeboren, Inter: t- » nl|ingeboren, Inter: t- » nl|overgeërfd
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|synnynnäinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|inné, Inter: t+ » fr|congénital

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|innato, Inter: t+ » it|congenito
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|врождённый|tr=vroždjónnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|прирождённый|tr=priroždjónnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|природный|tr=priródnyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|innato, Inter: t+ » es|congénito

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » nl: inheems, inlands, autochtoon

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: am » indigenous
    Translation: et » indigenous
    Translation: el » indigenous
    Translation: es » indigenous
    Translation: fr » indigenous
    Translation: ko » indigenous
    Translation: io » indigenous
    Translation: it » indigenous
    Translation: kn » indigenous
    Translation: hu » indigenous
    Translation: mg » indigenous
    Translation: ml » indigenous
    Translation: my » indigenous
    Translation: pl » indigenous
    Translation: fi » indigenous
    Translation: sv » indigenous
    Translation: ta » indigenous
    Translation: te » indigenous
    Translation: tr » indigenous
    Translation: vi » indigenous
    Translation: zh » indigenous