Indigene



[in-di-jeen] /ˈɪn dɪˌdʒin/

noun
1.
a person or thing that is or native; native; autochthon.
/ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn/
noun
1.
an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native

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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