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1. of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed;

2. originating where it is found;
- Example: "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"
- Example: "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"
- Example: "endemic folkways"
- Example: "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
[syn: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Autochthonal \Au*toch"tho*nal\, Authochthonic \Au`thoch*thon"ic\, Autochthonous \Au*toch"tho*nous\, a. Aboriginal; indigenous; native. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "autochthonous": abecedarian, aboriginal, ancestral, antenatal, antepatriarchal, atavistic, beginning, budding, creative, elemental, elementary, embryonic, endemic, fetal, formative, foundational, fundamental, gestatory, homebred, homegrown, humanoid, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, indigenous, infant, infantile, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory, inventive, nascent, natal, native, native-born, original, parturient, patriarchal, postnatal, preadamite, preglacial, pregnant, prehistoric, prehuman, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, primoprimitive, primordial, pristine, procreative, protohistoric, protohuman, rudimental, rudimentary, ur, vernacular