aboriginal implies having no known others preceding in occupancy of a particular region.
the aboriginal peoples of Australia
Examples of native in a Sentence
people who are native to France
She has a native ability to learn quickly.
The island is home to several native species of trees. Noun
She's a native of France who moved to the United States when she was 15.
He wishes he could speak Spanish like a native.
The plant is a native of Central and South America. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
As a native Miamian, I am blown away by the level of culture and sophistication Miami has achieved.—Erica Wertheim Zohar, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Replacing Jimmy Spithill on the wheels of the multimillion-dollar sailing catamaran in Dubai will be U.S. Virgin Islands native Taylor Canfield, a world champion who also resides seasonally in the sailing meccas of Miami and Newport, racing alongside his new boss Ryan McKillen.—Gw Allen, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 Beyoncé, a native Houstonite, loves a cowboy moment.—Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 Hall is now due to be buried in his native Leesburg.—Patrick Smith, NBC News, 28 Nov. 2023 Over two years later, the band has announced that their five-decade run will come to an end in October 2024 with a three-night stand in their native California.—Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 Traditions founded in native ancestry are often repackaged into the latest trends– beauty rituals included.—India Espy-Jones, Essence, 16 Nov. 2023 The same goes for native dogwoods, native hollies (particularly Ilex decidua, Ilex verticillata and Ilex opaca) and magnolias.—Tovah Martin, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 On its website, the CDC says that ALTs, native to east Asia, have spread to 19 U.S. states since they were first reported in New Jersey in 2017.—Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 15 Nov. 2023
Miller, a Texas native, played in college at Texas A&M before being selected as the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Broncos.—Molly Bohannon, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Hoda Kotb Celebrates Jenna Bush Hager's Birthday with a Copy of PEOPLE: 'My Cover Girl'
Throughout the visual, the duo also reps their hometown as Hager, a Texas native, sports a red cowboy hat, while Kotb accessorizes with red and green beads in an homage to New Orleans.—Ilana Kaplan, Peoplemag, 29 Nov. 2023 The Boston native also helmed A Man Called Horse (1970), which starred Richard Harris in the title role as an English aristocrat who eventually becomes the leader of the Native tribe that had captured and tortured him.—Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Nov. 2023 Mack, a Los Angeles native who had settled in Las Vegas, rotated through a variety of assignments earlier in his Israeli military career, primarily in the West Bank, another Palestinian territory.—Alex Horton, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 Advertisement Williams, a St. Louis native, was also happy that his performance came before multiple family members who were in town for a game that coincidentally coincided with his return.—Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Davids, a native of San Antonio, graduated from the academy in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in oceanography.—Nick Anderson The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 25 Nov. 2023 The 67-year-old Oregon native even put down a deposit on an appealing vacant storefront across the river for his business, underU4men.—Zusha Elinson, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 Explore See latest videos, charts and news The Chicago Tribune revealed the news, noting that the Chicago area native died after a year-long battle with ampullary cancer.—Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 21 Nov. 2023 See More
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Adjective and Noun
Middle English natif, from Middle French, from Latin nativus, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born — more at nation