Definition of AUTOCHTHON

a member of the first race to inhabit a region <descendants of the island's earliest settlers regard themselves as a sort of aristocracy of autochthons, with all others being brash interlopers>
Synonyms aboriginal, autochthon, indigene (also indigen), native
Related Words primitive
Near Antonyms alien, foreigner
Antonyms nonnative

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up autochthon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).