indigenous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj indigenous 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kudzu is not indigenous to the South, but in that climate it can grow up to six inches a day.
    • Indigenous Native; inherent; innate. "Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human mind."
    • Indigenous 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.""In America, cotton, being indigenous , is cheap."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indigenous Born or originating in a particular place or country; produced naturally in a country or climate; native; not exotic.
    • indigenous Figuratively, innate; inherent; intrinsic.
    • indigenous Synonyms Native, etc. See original, a.
    • indigenous In geology, noting a rock or a mineral which has originated as such in the place where it is found, such as granite or basalt in situ. A glacial boulder brought from a distance is exotic or erratic.
    • indigenous In physiography, noting a stream which developed originally in its present surroundings: it is a consequent one in most cases.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Indigenous in-dij′en-us native born or originating in: produced naturally in a country
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL. indu,fr. in, in) + the root of L. gignere, to beget, bear. See In, and Gender
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. indigena, a native—indu, or in, and gen-, root of gignĕre, to produce.

Usage

In literature:

But neither were the indigenous tribes always reduced to the impure status.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
The decay in the indigenous art of dyeing must be a matter for regret.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Harrisbourg contended that his business was in no way inferior to the more indigenous Omegan industries centered around violent death.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
In Genoa, one of the most prevalent and fatal of the indigenous diseases is pulmonary consumption.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 444" by Various
I was disappointed to find no collection of the indigenous plants.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Karl could also have informed them that the deodar and the cheel are not, the only pines indigenous to the Himalayas.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
In a smaller paddock were several llamas, which are not indigenous to this part of the country.
"In New Granada" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is a complete monograph of the plums cultivated in and indigenous to North America.
"Your Plants" by James Sheehan
The Rampion is a biennial plant, indigenous to the south of Europe, and occasionally found in a wild state in England.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
There, mixing with the indigenous Lemurian population, they formed the Dravidian race.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
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In poetry:

This is the merry Golf Lynx, as you see;
An amiable beast, and fond of tee.
Indigenous to all the country round,
His snaky length lies prone along the ground.
It is the fashion o'er this beast to rave,
But have a care, lest you become his slave.
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Sustainable, eco-friendly, and inspired by indigenous tribes around the globe.
The newer work can be seen as more pointed, since it's about the destruction of an indigenous people, the Selk'nam, who lived on the southern island divided between Chile and Argentina.
Anthrotect's approach is rooted in strengthening Afro- descendant and indigenous peoples' capacity to collectively manage their traditional lands.
Law to protect Congo indigenous peoples.
The Republic of Congo is set to become the first country in Africa to provide specific legal protection for its indigenous peoples.
They love the fact that an indigenous food was wild mustang grapes.
The 20th anniversary Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow and Indian Market will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13, between 10 AM and 6 PM at Martin Luther King Civic Center Park.
Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead , originated from the indigenous cultures of Mexico and is a public celebration in Mexico and communities of Mexican origin to honor and remember friends and family members who have died.
It would be better to have a board made up of descendents of the indigenous peoples or those taken in captivity from Africa to insure neutrality, but they probably just wouldn't appreciate how tough it is being descended from immigrants.
Immigration seems to be having a predictable effect on commercial sex: real prices are falling, consumption rising and indigenous workers struggling.
An indigenous woman holds a rooster for sale during the weekly market IN Chichica stenango, Guatemala.
Spindrift's live show includes Western garb, an array of instruments from indigenous to electric and cinema-inspired projections.
I seek information on how to start indigenous plants with no irrigation water available.
How to start indigenous plants.
In "Artists Touched by Amazon Tribe" (Arts pages, June 17), you suggest that the Yanomami are "the last example" of indigenous people living in "isolated harmony" with the tropical rain forest.
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In science:

The authors recognize the very significant cultural role that the summit of Mauna Kea has within the indigenous Hawaiian community and are grateful to have had the opportunity to conduct observations from it.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The authors wish to recognize the cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
The spin-orbit angle of the transiting hot jupiter CoRoT-1b
Finally, the authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
PT acknowledges financial contribution from contract ASIINAF I/088/06/0. “The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey: Optical spectroscopy of faint X-ray sources with the VLT and Keck
The authors also wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
Rotational Velocities of Individual Components in Very Low Mass Binaries
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