- 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.
Indigenous people of North America.
indigenous definition by Webster's New World
- existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; belonging (to) as a native
- innate; inherent; inborn
Origin: Late Latin indigenus ; from Classical Latin indegena: see indigene
indigenous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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