Meaning of indigenous

in•dig•e•nous

Pronunciation: (in-dij'u-nus), [key]
— 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.
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