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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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 On July 16, Venezuelans in Manaus, all of them nonindigenous, gathered to vote in absentia against a constitutional reform pushed by Chávez’s successor, Nicolás Maduro. David Biller,, "Forced Into the City After 9,000 Years in the Jungle," 8 Aug. 2017 Indigenous Australians are imprisoned at roughly 13 times the rate of nonindigenous Australians. John Eligon, New York Times, "Australia Through American Eyes," 26 June 2017

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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