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  • the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan
  • "If an African government today did the same thing to their indigenous people, we’d be screaming about it in the United Nations and raising money for the victims, wouldn’t we?"
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • No, he wouldn’t have been, because he would have been a Native American or possibly an American Indian or a First Person or an Indigenous Person, and they did not have Latin or any other kind of written language then.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "The most useful of this planet’s indigenous fauna.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • The journals delight in the beauty and the poisons, he invents "paper" out of indigenous vegetables, he tests local medicines and poisons on dogs and rats.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I took great interest in the cultures of indigenous people.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Many residents say it is rooted in the Zapotec and Mixtec indigenous cultures.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Most Liberians speak English, so they had no trouble communicating with indigenous gang members in Clarkston.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Anatole never misses one, because his mind is that quick, and also I think the indigenous names mean more to him.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • Strictly this word is not indigenous to the whale’s vocabulary.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He married another mulatto, a woman who was half European and half Arawak, which is the Indian tribe indigenous to Jamaica, and had seven children.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • ’These trees are indigenous to the South American countries of Brazil, Guiana, and Cayenne.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • For example, nobody even suspected the dilophosaurs were poisonous until they were observed hunting indigenous rats on the island-biting the rodents and then stepping back, to wait for them to die.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He is more indigenous even than the natives.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • They lay under small hand-parasols instead of beach umbrellas and were obviously less indigenous to the place.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • She was a native and essential cook, as much as Aunt Chloe,—cooking being an indigenous talent of the African race; but Chloe was a trained and methodical one, who moved in an orderly domestic harness, while Dinah was a self-taught genius, and, like geniuses in general, was positive, opinionated and erratic, to the last degree.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Esme could have been a priestess from Tenochtitlan, her face pure and brown, with slight make up that accented her already slanted, indigenous eyes.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • To accommodate the unexpected travelers, the Captain, a giant from Curacao, called on the passengers’ indigenous sense of patriotism.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Not indigenous.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Most of these houses were larger than Windy Corner, and were filled by people who came, not from the district, but from London, and who mistook the Honeychurches for the remnants of an indigenous aristocracy.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • But practically beginning with the sixteenth century, the malady of architecture is visible; it is no longer the expression of society; it becomes classic art in a miserable manner; from being Gallic, European, indigenous, it becomes Greek and Roman; from being true and modern, it becomes pseudo-classic.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Before her, in overly luxuriant rows, was a host, so to speak, of golden pharmaceuticals, plus a few technically less indigenous whatnots.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • At first my role was to provide Web ingenuity to help the colonists do what they do best-destroy truly indigenous life.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • To the Rwandan elites, writes the scholar Mahmood Mamdani, the distinction between Tutsi lords and subject Hutus had been conceived as an indigenous difference, a difference that existed among a single people, among relatives, as it were.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • That is, not every peasant practiced the indigenous religion called Voodoo, but virtually everyone, including Catholics and Protestants and Voodooists, believed in the reality of maji, of sorcery.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The street was quiet, the block an odd mixture of shops and flats indigenous to the center of Paris, bustling with activity during the day, deserted at night.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • They are dislodged by new industries, whose introduction becomes a life and death question for all civilised nations, by industries that no longer work up indigenous raw material, but raw material drawn from the remotest zones; industries whose products are consumed, not only at home, but in every quarter of the globe.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • But the second week he only blanched, and by the third he worked as though indigenous to this world.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The Church the Franciscan Fathers planted here was cut off; this is the second growth, and is indigenous.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • He even suggested that she export her work to other places, where there was a guaranteed market for indigenous crafts.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • They were not indigenous to the island, and there is no evidence that early Eskimos who first settled the area brought dogs with them.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • As a Latina, I come from a culture that acknowledges the supernatural and is rooted in indigenous traditions aligned closely with nature.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • He used to feel a bitter and sado-sort of grudge pleasure, getting even for his life, taking it out on the landscape and the indigenous population.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "SEALs should be more SF-like," he claimed, referring (I guess) to one of Special Forces’ traditional missions of training indigenous people.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Critics claimed the fair extinguished the Chicago School of architecture, an indigenous vernacular, and replaced it with a renewed devotion to obsolete classical styles.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Although the vast country which we have been describing was inhabited by many indigenous tribes, it may justly be said at the time of its discovery by Europeans to have formed one great desert.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I can, of course, imagine it being deconstructed nowadays as a paradigm of colonialism, with Kevin figuring as the benign imperialist (or the missionary in the wake of the imperialist), the one who intervenes and appropriates the indigenous life and interferes with its pristine ecology.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • "I accord in the opinion," the naturalist calmly replied, complying literally with the opinion of the deriding Esther, by taking his seat, very coolly, by the side of an indigenous shrub; the examination of which he commenced, on the instant, in order that science might not loose any of its just and important dues.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "What I am talking about," he continued, "is not a piece of bone touching a piece of metal, or even the overlapping of one culture and another; what I am talking to you about is the brutal clash between what is indigenous and good, and what is foreign and bad.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Indigenous in the culture.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • They already had an indigenous team: a group of young Peruvians trained as community health workers and Jaime to direct them.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • So he hoped to begin creating some doctors indigenous to Cange.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • No other country in the world had been subjected to as much "idiotic commentary," he said, and it would have been hard to argue the point, given the fact that, for instance, the name of Haiti’s indigenous religion had long since become the synonym for crazy ideas and sheer luridness.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • No truant officers could keep their numerous offspring in school; no public health officer could free them from congenital defects, various worms, and the diseases indigenous to filthy surroundings.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • All of which served me well until I became executive director of a cultural arts center promoting Chicano, Latino, and indigenous culture.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Add the malaria pandemic into the projections, and it seemed obvious that the world faced public health catastrophes on a scale not seen for centuries, since the eras of plague in Europe or the near extinctions of indigenous peoples in the Americas.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • During a dry season in 1991 and 1992, the Islamic government in Khartoum declared jihad in the Nuba region and launched an offensive to drive indigenous groups from the valleys.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • My gold-draped protagonist was an indigenous suburban princess who drove a pink BMW, her rock-hard, surgically enhanced breasts jutting into the steering wheel, allowing her to drive hands-free, talking on her cell phone and teasing her frosted hair in the rearview mirror as she raced to the tanning salon.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Now everyone’s pretending to set the record straight: they’ll have their hearings, while Mobutu makes a show of changing all European-sounding place names to indigenous ones, to rid us of the sound of foreign domination.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
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