the indigenes had not merely adapted to the harsh climate, but had in fact prospered in it
Recent Examples on the WebMany of the indigenes believe that their perpetual sadness is the root cause of disease and death among them.
Scientific American, 25 Mar. 2020 No doubt the Tainos, the indigenes at the time of European encounter, have plenty to smoke about, if there are any left alive.
Peter Lewis, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 July 2017
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