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adjective as in native

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adjective as in local, domestic

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adjective as in innate, inborn

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Here you’ll partner with indigenous people to harvest cassavas, fish for food, and communicate only with gestures.

Now, otters threaten to deplete these profitable invertebrate fisheries, which have sustained coastal indigenous communities.

The initiative, run as a global nonprofit, would encourage the development of more microbiome collections by creating courses to train researchers across the globe to collect samples from indigenous populations in their regions.

Dominguez-Bello has worked with local researchers in Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil to collect and study stool samples from indigenous populations in those countries.

So many indigenous communities and places in the Southwest are impacted by mining.

Islands overrun by flawed people, both indigenous and imperialist.

Seattle is one of the most recent, with its city council voting this year to adopt the indigenous version of the holiday.

Grown in the jungle by the indigenous Kichwa, guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a sacred leaf used in ceremonial rituals.

The vine and the ceremony are deeply entwined with South American indigenous religions of the Amazon.

Many indigenous people believe consuming yagé opens up pathways to the spirit world, and allows conversations with these spirits.

Brazilian bean; the common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, indigenous to America.

In the domain of politics I should make use of the indigenous institutions and serve them by curing them of their proved defects.

Following out the Swadeshi spirit, I observe the indigenous institutions and the village panchayats hold me.

They found human indigenous races on a few worlds, all of them at a rather low technical level, and they taught them.

Loyalty must be indigenous to a soil where, under such adverse conditions, it has taken such deep root and flourishes.


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On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to indigenous, such as: aboriginal, native, original, earliest, and ancient.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.