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.
indigenous (not comparable
- born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion, especially of plants and indigenous peoples.
- figuratively, innate
born or engendered in, native to a land or region
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