[ in-di-jeen ]
/ ˈɪn dɪˌdʒin /
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a person, animal, or plant that is native to a region; autochthon.
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Also in·di·gen [in-di-juhn]. /ˈɪn dɪ dʒən/.
Origin of indigene
First recorded in 1590–1600; from Middle French, from Latin indigena “a native”; see indigenous
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British Dictionary definitions for indigene
/ (ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn) /
an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native
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