Synonyms for indigenous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-dij-uh-nuhs
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈdɪdʒ ə nəs

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Définition of indigenous

Origin :
  • 1640s, from Late Latin indigenus "born in a country, native," from Latin indigena "sprung from the land," as a noun, "a native," literally "in-born," or "born in (a place)," from Old Latin indu "in, within" (earlier endo) + *gene-, root of gignere (perf. genui) "beget," from PIE *gen- "produce" (see genus).
  • adj native, inborn
Example sentences :
  • The offspring of pride, and lust, and avarice, it is indigenous to the world.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Grandeur, however, like sentiment, is not indigenous to the hearth.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Tobacco is indigenous in Mexico, and derives its name from Tabaco in Yucatan.
  • Extract from : « Aztec Land » by Maturin M. Ballou
  • There is not the slightest doubt that the Cotton plant is indigenous to Peru.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Cotton Plant » by Frederick Wilkinson
  • There are no indigenous breeds of either cattle or sheep in this country.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 » by Various
  • Naturalisation of forms distinct from the indigenous species, 115.
  • Extract from : « On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection » by Charles Darwin
  • Out of my own mind, unquestionably; but how did it come there—was it the indigenous growth of the mind?
  • Extract from : « Lavengro » by George Borrow
  • Its indigenous inhabitants have made no progress toward civilisation.
  • Extract from : « Up To Date Business » by Various
  • I note that the movement takes note of all indigenous industries.
  • Extract from : « Third class in Indian railways » by Mahatma Gandhi
  • In fact all the indigenous and most ancient usages of the villages are democratic.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner

Antonyms for indigenous

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