indigenously, adv.indigenousness, indigenity /in'di jen"i tee/, n.
/in dij"euh neuhs/, adj.
1. originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often fol. by to): the plants indigenous to Canada; the indigenous peoples of southern Africa.
2. innate; inherent; natural (usually fol. by to): feelings indigenous to human beings.
[1640-50; < L indigen(a) native, original inhabitant (indi-, by-form of in- IN-2 (cf. INDAGATE) + -gena, deriv. from base of gignere to bring into being; cf. GENITAL, GENITOR) + -OUS]
Syn. 1. autochthonous, aboriginal, natural.
Ant. 1. foreign, alien.

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