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indigenous

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1 belonging to a particular place by birth or origin
  • the culture of the indigenous people of that country
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2 being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing
  • the drive to create that is indigenous to humanity
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in one's blood

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native, indigenous, endemic, aboriginal mean belonging to a locality. native implies birth or origin in a place or region and may suggest compatibility with it.
    • native tribal customs
indigenous applies to that which is not only native but which, as far as can be determined, has never been introduced or brought from elsewhere.
    • indigenous plants
endemic implies being peculiar to a region.
    • a disease endemic in Africa
aboriginal implies having no known others preceding in occupancy of a particular region.
    • the aboriginal peoples of Australia


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