Definition of Indigenous

1. Adjective. Originating where it is found. "The Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"

Exact synonyms: Autochthonal, Autochthonic, Autochthonous, Endemic
Similar to: Native
Derivative terms: Autochthony, Indigenousness



Definition of Indigenous

1. a. Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.

Definition of Indigenous

1. Adjective. (chiefly of living things) Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Innate, inborn. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indigenous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Indigenous

1. Native, originating or occurring naturally in the place specified. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indigenous

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indigenizations
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indigenous (current term)
indigenously
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indigestibility
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indigestibleness
indigestibles
indigestion

Literary usage of Indigenous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Era (1873)
"THE indigenous SCHOOLS OF INDIA. BY A NATIVE HINDOO. To a reading and inquiring community like the American public it may not be uninteresting to examine ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1871)
"Report on the practicability of establishing "A Close Time " for the protection of indigenous Animals. By a Committee, consisting of Prof. ..."

3. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"For though the Egyptian Herbarium is limited to about 1300, the indigenous plants constitute a large proportion of that number, and few countries have a ..."

4. Sketch of the Evolution of Our Native Fruits by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1898)
"necessary to take a brief survey of the various indigenous stocks. The indigenous Species We will first simplify our account by disposing of the Oregon crab ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1829)
"... Fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata oj the United Kingdom, including the indigenous, Extirpated, and Ei- tinct Kinds, together with Periodical and Occasional ..."

6. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"It is also possessed of a more vigorous constitution than the indigenous plant of Assam, and is less liable to disease. The impression that the tea-plant ..."

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