indigenous[in dij′ə nəs]
Indigenous people of North America.
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 of indigenousLate Latin indigenus ; from Classical Latin indegena: see indigene
- Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region. See Synonyms at native.
- a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
Origin of indigenousFrom Latin indigena, a native; see indigen .