autochthon

as in aborigine
a member of the first people to inhabit a region the remains of a settlement once occupied by the island's autochthons are much older than previously thought

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“Autochthon.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/autochthon. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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