- The definition of indigenous is something or someone who is native to an area or who naturally belongs there.
An example of indigenous are the Native Americans of the United States.
- existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; belonging (to) as a native
- innate; inherent; inborn
Origin: LL indigenus from Classical Latin indegena: see indigene
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- Originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment. See Synonyms at native.
- Intrinsic; innate.
Origin: From Latin indigena, a native; see indigen .
- in·digˈe·nous·ly adverb
- in·digˈe·nous·ness noun
indigenous - Science Definition
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