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Examples of indigenous in a Sentence
Viking invaders quickly subdued the indigenous population, known as the Picts. —Jared M. Diamond, Collapse, 2005
Unlike France, Italy relies on dozens of indigenous regional grape varieties for its prodigious range of wines. —Gerald Asher, Gourmet, September 2002
Though Gilded Age architecture was not indigenous to America, at least it was borrowed from belle epoque Europe, from which much of America's late-nineteenth-century culture evolved. —Robert D. Kaplan, An Empire Wilderness, 1988
There are several indigenous groups that still live in the area.
the culture of the indigenous people of that country
Recent Examples of indigenous from the Web
In the 3rd century, the old city — featuring Greco-Roman, Persian and indigenous influences — was a caravan oasis, a majestic crossroads of the Mediterranean world and Eastern cultures.
Bolivia’s Aymara indigenous will celebrate the year 5,525 as well as the Southern Hemisphere’s winter solstice on June 21, which marks the start of a new agricultural cycle.
Her mother's family takes pride in their Igorot roots, an indigenous culture from the mountains in Baguio and Northern Luzon in the northern side of the country.
But the area’s indigenous people haven't always been celebrated.
In any case, legal challenges brought by indigenous groups and others may put the project into limbo, making action by the province unnecessary.
Hundreds of Australian Aboriginal leaders gathered on Friday at Uluru, a massive sandstone monolith in Australia’s central desert, to call for a road map to a treaty and to enshrine an indigenous representative body in the Constitution.
Roseau Inaugurated in 1997, the World Creole Music Festival celebrates French-Caribbean genres including Dominica's indigenous lilting cadence-lypso and propulsive bouyon, zouk from neighboring Guadeloupe and Martinique and Haitian kompa.
The final contingent to march on Constitution was an indigenous women's group, Indigenous Women Rise, that sang while marching before coming to a stop in front of the White House and giving prayer.
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Synonym Discussion of indigenous
INDIGENOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indigenous for English Language Learners
: produced, living, or existing naturally in a particular region or environment
Medical Definition of indigenous
1: having originated in and being produced, growing, or living naturally in a particular region or environment a disease indigenous to the tropics colonization by small numbers of indigenous enteric bacteria—C. M. Kunin et al
2: being inborn or innate a type of behavior that is indigenous to human beings
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