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Word of the Day 10-31-20 Indigenous

Indigenous (adjective)
indigenous [ in-dij-uh-nuhs ]


adjective
1. originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to): the plants indigenous to Canada.
2. Indigenous. relating to or being a people who are the original, earliest known inhabitants of a region, or are their descendants: the Indigenous Maori of New Zealand; the Indigenous languages of the Americas.
3. innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to): feelings indigenous to human beings.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH INDIGENOUS
endogenous

OTHER WORDS FROM INDIGENOUS
in·dig·e·nous·ly, adverb
in·dig·e·nous·ness, in·di·gen·i·ty [in-di-jen-i-tee], noun
non·in·dig·e·nous, adjective
un·in·dig·e·nous, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO INDIGENOUS
primitive, homegrown, domestic, endemic, aboriginal, autochthonous, congenital, inbred, inherent, inherited, innate, natural, original, connate, chthonic, unacquired

SYNONYMS FOR INDIGENOUS
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1. autochthonous, aboriginal, natural.

ANTONYMS FOR INDIGENOUS
1. foreign, exotic.

Origin: First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin indigen(a) “native, original inhabitant” (indi-, by-form of in- in- (cf. indagate) + -gena, derivative from base of gignere “to bring into being”; cf. genital, genitor) + -ous

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INDIGENOUS
Here you’ll partner with indigenous people to harvest cassavas, fish for food, and communicate only with gestures.
27 EPIC TRIPS TO START PLANNING NOW|THE EDITORS|SEPTEMBER 8, 2020|OUTSIDE ONLINE

Now, otters threaten to deplete these profitable invertebrate fisheries, which have sustained coastal indigenous communities.
BRINGING SEA OTTERS BACK TO THE PACIFIC COAST PAYS OFF, BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE|JONATHAN LAMBERT|JUNE 11, 2020|SCIENCE NEWS

Dominguez-Bello has worked with local researchers in Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil to collect and study stool samples from indigenous populations in those countries.
SCIENTISTS WANT TO BUILD A NOAH’S ARK FOR THE HUMAN MICROBIOME|CAROLYN BEANS|JUNE 11, 2020|SCIENCE NEWS

The initiative, run as a global nonprofit, would encourage the development of more microbiome collections by creating courses to train researchers across the globe to collect samples from indigenous populations in their regions.
SCIENTISTS WANT TO BUILD A NOAH’S ARK FOR THE HUMAN MICROBIOME|CAROLYN BEANS|JUNE 11, 2020|SCIENCE NEWS

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