indigene

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noun in·di·gene \ˈin-də-ˌjēn\
variants: or less commonly

indigen

play \ˈin-di-jən, -də-ˌjen\

Definition of indigene

  1. :  native

Examples of indigene in a Sentence

  1. the indigenes had not merely adapted to the harsh climate, but had in fact prospered in it

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Origin and Etymology of indigene

Latin indigena


First Known Use: 1598



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