indigene

noun
in·​di·​gene | \ ˈin-də-ˌjēn How to pronounce indigene (audio) \
variants: or less commonly indigen \ ˈin-​di-​jən How to pronounce indigene (audio) , -​də-​ˌjen \

Definition of indigene

: native

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Examples of indigene in a Sentence

the indigenes had not merely adapted to the harsh climate, but had in fact prospered in it
Recent Examples on the Web Many 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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First Known Use of indigene

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for indigene

Latin indigena

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The first known use of indigene was in 1598

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“Indigene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indigene. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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