indigenous

  • 1 Indigenous — may refer to: *Indigenous church mission theory *Indigenous peoples, population groups with ancestral connections to place prior to formally recorded (i.e. written) history **Indigenous knowledge (also called Traditional knowledge or Local… …

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  • 2 indigenous — in‧di‧ge‧nous [ɪnˈdɪdʒnəs] adjective indigenous companies, goods etc are found or made in the local area, rather than abroad: • Previous local governments have pursued a policy of attracting in high tech firms at the expense of developing… …

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  • 3 Indigenous — In*dig e*nous, a. [L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL. indu (fr. in in) + the root of L. gignere to beget, bear. See {In}, and {Gender}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 indigenous — index born (innate), hereditary, innate, native (domestic), native (inborn), natural …

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  • 5 indigenous — (adj.) 1640s, from L.L. indigenus born in a country, native, from L. indigena sprung from the land, as a noun, a native, lit. in born, or born in (a place), from Old L. indu in, within (earlier endo) + *gene , root of gignere (perf. genui) beget …

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  • 6 indigenous — *native, autochthonous, endemic, aboriginal Antonyms: naturalized: exotic Contrasted words: foreign, alien, extraneous (see EXTRINSIC) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 indigenous — [adj] native, inborn aboriginal, autochthonous, chthonic, congenital, connate, domestic, endemic, homegrown, inbred, inherent, inherited, innate, natural, original, primitive, unacquired; concept 549 Ant. alien, foreign …

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  • 8 indigenous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native. DERIVATIVES indigenously adverb indigenousness noun. ORIGIN from Latin indigena a native …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 indigenous — [in dij′ə nəs] adj. [LL indigenus < L indegena: see INDIGENE] 1. existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region or country; belonging (to) as a native 2. innate; inherent; inborn SYN. NATIVE indigenously adv. indigenousness n …

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  • 10 indigenous — in|di|ge|nous [ınˈdıdʒənəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: indigenus, from Latin indigena someone born in a place ] indigenous people or things have always been in the place where they are, rather than being brought there from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 indigenous — /ɪnˈdɪdʒənəs / (say in dijuhnuhs) adjective 1. (sometimes followed by to) originating in and characterising a particular region or country; native: the plants indigenous to Canada; an indigenous people; indigenous bird species. 2. Rare (often… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 indigenous — indigenously, adv. indigenousness, indigenity /in di jen i tee/, n. /in dij euh neuhs/, adj. 1. originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often fol. by to): the plants indigenous to Canada; the indigenous… …

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  • 13 indigenous — Native; natural to the country or region where found. [L. indigenus, born in fr. indu, within (old form of in), + G. gen, producing] * * * in·dig·e·nous in dij ə nəs adj 1) having originated in and being produced, growing, or living naturally in… …

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  • 14 indigenous — [[t]ɪndɪ̱ʤɪnəs[/t]] ADJ Indigenous people or things belong to the country in which they are found, rather than coming there or being brought there from another country. [FORMAL] ...the country s indigenous population. ...animals that are… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 indigenous — in•dig•e•nous [[t]ɪnˈdɪdʒ ə nəs[/t]] adj. 1) ant originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often fol. by to): plants indigenous to Canada; indigenous peoples of southern Africa[/ex] 2) innate; inherent; natural… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 indigenous — adjective Etymology: Late Latin indigenus, from Latin indigena, noun, native, from Old Latin indu, endo in, within + Latin gignere to beget more at end , kin Date: 1646 1. having originated in and being produced, growing, living, or occurring… …

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  • 17 indigenous — adjective /ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.nəs,ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ən.əs/ a) Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion. Not only the Indian, but many indigenous insects, birds, and quadrupeds, welcomed the apple tree to these shores. b)… …

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  • 18 indigenous — adj. indigenous to * * * [ɪn dɪdʒ(ə)nəs] indigenous to …

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  • 19 indigenous — in|dig|e|nous [ ın dıdʒənəs ] adjective 1. ) indigenous people lived in a place for a very long time before other people came to live there 2. ) indigenous plants and animals belong to a region because they developed there …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 indigenous — [17] The gen of indigenous comes from the same ultimate source – Indo European *gen – as produced English gender, generate, genital, etc. It denoted ‘produce’. The addition of the Latin prefix indi ‘in, within’, earlier indu (a strengthened form… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins