indigenous


in·dig·e·nous

adj \in-ˈdij-ə-nəs\

Definition of INDIGENOUS

1
: having originated in and being produced, growing, or living naturally in a particular region or environment <a disease indigenous to the tropics> <colonization by small numbers of indigenous enteric bacteria—C. M. Kunin et al>
2
: being inborn or innate <a type of behavior that is indigenous to human beings>
in·dig·e·nous·ly adverb

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