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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INDIGENOUS

The offspring of pride, and lust, and avarice, it is indigenous to the world.

Grandeur, however, like sentiment, is not indigenous to the hearth.

Tobacco is indigenous in Mexico, and derives its name from Tabaco in Yucatan.

There is not the slightest doubt that the Cotton plant is indigenous to Peru.

There are no indigenous breeds of either cattle or sheep in this country.

Naturalisation of forms distinct from the indigenous species, 115.

Out of my own mind, unquestionably; but how did it come there—was it the indigenous growth of the mind?

Its indigenous inhabitants have made no progress toward civilisation.

I note that the movement takes note of all indigenous industries.

In fact all the indigenous and most ancient usages of the villages are democratic.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Late Latin indigenus "born in a country, native," from Latin indigena "sprung from the land," as a noun, "a native," literally "in-born," or "born in (a place)," from Old Latin indu "in, within" (earlier endo) + *gene-, root of gignere (perf. genui) "beget," from PIE *gen- "produce" (see genus).

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