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Would you not like to be buried with regal honour, in your native Clazomenæ?

Further, the native who gave all the information to Mr. Monger was one of our party.

In most parts of Mesopotamia it was understood as readily as the native tongue.

Looking round, I saw a native running along about 300 yards from me.

Windich found a native spring about a mile to the North-East.

There was, however, one exception, and that was his friend Windich (native).

So he lived and so he died, the most revered and the happiest man in all his native shire.

Even my young French companion was stared at, just because she was not a native of the place.

Zegarra, as a native of Peru whose language was Quichua, had great advantages.

The early part of his existence was spent with his grandparents in his native place.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "natural, hereditary, connected with something in a natural way," from Old French natif "native, born in; raw, unspoiled" (14c.) and directly from Latin nativus "innate, produced by birth," from natus, past participle of nasci (Old Latin gnasci) "be born," related to gignere "beget," from PIE root *gene-/*gen- "to give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to familial and tribal groups (see genus). From late 15c. as "born in a particular place." From early 15c. as "of one's birth," also used from mid-15c. in sense of "bound; born in servitude or serfdom," also, as a noun "a bondsman, serf." Native American attested from 1956.

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