indigenous

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs/
  • (GA) enPR: ĭn-dĭj′ə-nəs, IPA: /ɪnˈdɪdʒənəs/ or /ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs/
  • (file)

Adjective[change]

Positive
indigenous

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If a plant, animal, or person is indigenous to a certain area, its ancestors have been there for a very long time.
    Several indigenous plants went extinct as a result of climate change.
    Indigenous people lobbied for the project to be cancelled.
  2. Something that is indigenous is related to the native people of an area.
    Indigenous traditions have largely died out.