Indigenous Definition

Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; native.
Indigenous plant, indigenous to Florida.
Webster's New World
Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.
American Heritage Medicine
Innate; inherent; inborn.
Webster's New World
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.
American Heritage

Origin of Indigenous

  • From Late Latin indigenus (“native, born in a country”), from indi- (indu-), an old derivative of in (“in”), gen- the root of gignō (“give birth to”), and English -ous. Compare indigene and ancient Greek ἐνδογενής (endogenēs), "endogenous".

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin indigena a native indigen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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