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Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native,
  1. Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native
    • - the indigenous peoples of Siberia
    • - coriander is indigenous to southern Europe

  1. autochthonal: originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
  2. (indigenously) in an indigenous manner
  3. (indigenousness) nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)
  4. Indigenous is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band originally consisted of two brothers, Mato Nanji ('mah-TOE non-GEE' vocals and guitar, born 1974), Pte ('peh-TAY' bass guitar), along with their sister, Wanbdi ('wan-ba-DEE' drums, vocals), and their ...
  5. In biogeography, a species is defined as native to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural processes, with no human intervention. ...
  6. Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion. [from 17th c.]; Innate, inborn. [from 19th c.]
  7. There is no official definition of Indigenous peoples. In part, the term "Indigenous" is described as follows: "Indigenous communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider ...
  8. Originating from a culture with ancient ties to the land in which a group resides.
  9. Generally used in the international context, "indigenous" refers to peoples who are original to a particular territory. This term is very similar to Aboriginal and has a positive connotation.
  10. Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
  11. native to a region, whether people, plants, wildlife, or cultural expressions.
  12. Means “native to the area.” In this sense, Aboriginal people are indeed indigenous to North America.
  13. Found naturally in an area. See also native.
  14. produced, growing or living in the region of origin; Languages & Religion
  15. Born or belonging naturally to a region or country, e.g. Aborigines in Australia.
  16. The word “indigenous” describes a person or object that originated in or has been produced, grown, lives, or occurs naturally in a particular region or environment. Native is a synonym for indigenous. Source: Merriam-Websters’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.)
  17. Native, or belonging naturally to a given region or ecosystem, as opposed to exotic or introduced (can be used for people, animal, or plant species or even mineral resources).
  18. Meaning the organism is 'native to' or 'of geographical origin from' a particular country, region or locality. Contrast with introduced.
  19. Existing, growing, or produced naturally in a region.
  20. People who originated from a certain area of land over many, many generations. Also refers to Alaska Native or American Indian people in the United States and other indigenous people in different countries throughout the world.
  21. (or native) species whose presence is the result of only natural phenomena. May be found naturally in more than one geographical region, e.g. Yellow Admiral Butterfly is also found in Australia. An indigenous species is not necessarily endemic.
  22. a species of plant, animal, or abiotic material that is nature to a particular area (i.e., occurs naturally in an area and is not introduced). (Dictionary of Natural Resource Management, Julian and Katherine Dunster, 1996) return to top
  23. People who are native to a place, who lived there for unknown generations before newcomers arrived.
  24. (cap.) 1. the term used by the United Nations in its recognition of the special or unique rights of 'first peoples' or 'first nations'. 2. as used in accordance with Australian federal government policy, an Aboriginal Australian.
  25. Endemic to a specific area.  Usually used to describe cultures, such as the Native Americans.