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indigenous

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Etymology

From Late Latin indigenus (native, born in a country), from indi- (indu-), an old derivative of in (in), gen- the root of gignere, and English -ous. English since the 17th century, obsolete is indigene, from the same Latin word, via French indigène.

Adjective

indigenous (not comparable)

Positive
indigenous

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion, especially of plants and indigenous peoples.
  2. figuratively, innate

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