indigenous definition

  • adjective:
    • Originating and residing or happening normally in a place or environment. See Synonyms at local.
    • Intrinsic; inborn.
    • local; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or environment; maybe not exotic; perhaps not brought in.
    • Native; built-in; innate.
    • originating where its discovered
  • others:
    • produced or beginning in a certain spot or nation; produced normally in a country or weather; native; maybe not exotic.
    • Figuratively, inborn; built-in; intrinsic.
    • Synonyms local, etc. See original, a.
    • In geology, noting a rock or a mineral with originated therefore in the location in which it really is discovered, including granite or basalt in situ. A glacial boulder brought from a distance is exotic or unpredictable.
    • In physiography, noting a stream which created originally in its current environment: it's a consequent one in most cases.

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