Americans Celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day
Lookups for 'indigenous' spiked on the holiday
As the U.S. celebrates Columbus Day on Monday, many locations will be celebrating a parallel but very different day: Indigenous Peoples Day.
—Lily Rothman, Time.com, 10 Oct. 2016
Indigenous may mean either “produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment,” or “innate, inborn." It comes to English from the Late Latin indigenus, which is from a Latin noun for “native” (indigena). The word has been in use since the early 17th century; our earliest evidence comes from Michael Stanhope’s 1632 work, Cures Without Care.
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