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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
Still operating in 1967 were the infamous residential schools for indigenous people, which an official commission recently declared to be a form of cultural genocide.
Back home in Canada, the same Woke Progressive Liberal ™ schtick is painfully visible in its treatment of Canada’s indigenous communities.
There was also a petting zoo that featured a camel as well as other animals indigenous to far-away regions.
Religious and indigenous leaders on Monday called for an end to deforestation in the first international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change.
The doctrine of discovery, affirmed by Chief Justice John Marshall in Johnson v. Mc’Intosh in 1823, says that indigenous people lost their claim to North American lands when they were occupied by the subjects of a European Christian monarch.
Inspired by a hike on Spain’s Camino de Santiago, in 2009 Weston started piecing together existing trails (including part of the CDT) into a loop route with the help of a coalition of local faith-based and indigenous groups.
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.
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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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