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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  Native;  produced,  growing,  or  living,  naturally  in  a 
  country  or  climate;  not  exotic;  not  imported. 
 
  Negroes  were  all  transported  from  Africa  and  are  not 
  indigenous  or  proper  natives  of  America.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  In  America,  cotton,  being  indigenous,  is  cheap. 
  --Lion  Playas. 
 
  2.  Native;  inherent;  innate. 
 
  Joy  and  hope  are  emotions  indigenous  to  the  human 
  mind.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indigenous 
  adj  :  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}] 




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