nonindigenous

adjective
non·​in·​dig·​e·​nous | \ ˌnän-in-ˈdi-jə-nəs How to pronounce nonindigenous (audio) \

Definition of nonindigenous

: not produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment : not indigenous nonindigenous plant species nonindigenous music

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Recent Examples on the Web The nearly two million indigenous peoples in Canada are also poorly served by the country’s health care system, with rates of suicide, infant mortality, and chronic disease that are much higher than those of the nonindigenous population. Nathan Whitlock, The New York Review of Books, "Where Health Care Is a Human Right," 3 Nov. 2020 Apart from the local activity of the Urarina, other indigenous groups and some nonindigenous people, the Pastaza-Marañón peatlands remain in nearly pristine condition. Daniel Grossman, Scientific American, "Peru’s Peatlands Could Greatly Accelerate Global Warming," 5 Feb. 2020 Most of Monday’s victims were nonindigenous Papuan people, the police said. Richard C. Paddock, New York Times, "Indonesia’s Leader Faces Student Protests and Crises Heading Into New Term," 25 Sep. 2019 Hundreds of indigenous and nonindigenous members supported a Walk for Reconciliation in 2017, which culminated in the city forming its own committee on reconciliation. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "Tired of waiting for Canada, native peoples reclaim their culture," 15 July 2019 Indigenous groups suffered the worst losses, and nonindigenous lawyers, journalists, activists, park rangers and others were killed as well. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Environmental Activists Have Higher Death Rates Than Some Soldiers," 5 Aug. 2019 This is something Ataumbi said nonindigenous brands often fail to do, which leads to an insensitive appropriation of sacred items—such as headdresses—that should never be used in a fashion setting. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "How 6 Indigenous Designers Are Using Fashion to Reclaim Their Culture," 30 May 2018 At the same time, many nonindigenous people in Saskatchewan view Boushie’s death as an injustice, including a group that stood in front of the courthouse Thursday in bone-chilling cold holding signs and banners calling for justice. Ian Austen, The Seattle Times, "Murder trial stirs deep feelings about Canada’s relations with its first people," 10 Feb. 2018 Indigenous groups suffered the worst losses, and nonindigenous lawyers, journalists, activists, park rangers and others were killed as well. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Environmental Activists Have Higher Death Rates Than Some Soldiers," 5 Aug. 2019

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonindigenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonindigenous. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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