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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. 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:

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 imported. [1913 Webster] Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not indigenous or proper natives of America. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap. --Lion Playas. [1913 Webster] 2. Native; inherent; innate. [1913 Webster] Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human mind. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

indigenous adj 1: 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" [syn: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "indigenous": aboriginal, atavistic, autochthonous, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, endemic, genetic, hereditary, homebred, homegrown, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive, instinctual, local, natal, native, native to, native-born, natural, natural to, organic, original, physical, primal, primitive, temperamental, unacquired, vernacular