Associations to the word «Indigenous»


INDIGENOUS, adjective. (chiefly of living things) Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion. [from 17th c.]
INDIGENOUS, adjective. Innate, inborn. [from 19th c.]
INDIGENOUS MEDICINE, noun. Alternative term for folk medicine

Dictionary definition

INDIGENOUS, adjective. Originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery