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INDIGENOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indigenous mean? 

INDIGENOUS (adjective)
  The adjective INDIGENOUS has 1 sense:

1. originating where it is found

  Familiarity information: INDIGENOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDIGENOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Originating where it is found

Synonyms:

autochthonal; autochthonic; indigenous; autochthonous; endemic

Context examples:

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

Similar:

native (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin)


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