Synonyms of native


1. native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"

2. native, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil"

3. native, organism, being

usage: indigenous plants and animals


1. native (vs. foreign), autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous, domestic, homegrown, native-born

usage: characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"

2. native (vs. adopted), connatural, inborn, inbred

usage: belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language"

3. native (vs. nonnative), aboriginal

usage: characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

4. native, pure (vs. impure)

usage: as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper"

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