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Definition of local origin
  • Los Angeles replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
indigenous = originally from there
  • the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan.
  • indigenous = of local origin
  • public health officer could free them from congenital defects, various worms, and the diseases indigenous to filthy surroundings.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • indigenous = commonly found (in a location)
  • The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • indigenous = commonly found (in a location)
  • 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
  • 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
  • "The most useful of this planet's indigenous fauna.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • 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
  • Indigenous in the culture.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strictly this word is not indigenous to the whale's vocabulary.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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
  • 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
  • Most Liberians speak English, so they had no trouble communicating with indigenous gang members in Clarkston.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He is more indigenous even than the natives.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • 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
  • Many residents say it is rooted in the Zapotec and Mixtec indigenous cultures.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey

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