Synonyms and Antonyms of indigenous
1 belonging to a particular place by birth or origin the culture of the indigenous people of that country Synonyms aboriginal, autochthonous, born, domestic, endemic, nativeRelated Words local, regional; originalNear Antonyms imported, introduced, transplanted; alien, exotic, foreign, strange; expatriate, immigrantAntonyms nonindigenous, nonnative
2 being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing the drive to create that is indigenous to humanity Synonyms built-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, inherent, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, naturalRelated Words basic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typicalNear Antonyms alien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, externalAntonyms adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic
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