indigenize

verb in·dig·e·nize \ in-ˈdi-jə-ˌnīz \

Definition of indigenize

indigenized; indigenizing
: to cause to have indigenous characteristics or personnel
  • the former colony began to indigenize its businesses

indigenization

play \in-ˌdi-jə-nə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌnī-ˈzā-\ noun

First Known Use of indigenize

1951

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