a person or thing that is indigenous or native; native; autochthon.
Also in·di·gen [in-di-juh n] /ˈɪn dɪ dʒən/.
Origin of indigene
1590–1600; < Middle French < Latin indigena a native. See indigenous
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Related Words for indigenenational, inhabitant, citizen, ancient, dweller, aborigine, aboriginal, local, autochthon, indigene, primitive, native, bushman
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an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native
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1590s (adj.); 1660s (n.); from French indigène (16c.), from Latin indigena "sprung from the land," as a noun, "a native," literally "in-born" (see indigenous).
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