Associations to the word «Indigenous»

Wiktionary

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

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.