Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “indigenous”

See all translations

indigenous

adjective [not gradable]  /ɪnˈdɪdʒ·ə·nəs/ us  
existing naturally or having always lived in a place; native : The Navajos are among the indigenous people of North America. Are there any species of frog indigenous to the area?
Translations of “indigenous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地的, 本土的,土生土長的…
in Russian туземный, коренной…
in Turkish yerli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地的, 本土的,土生土长的…
in Polish rdzenny, zamieszkujący…
(Definition of indigenous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of indigenous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “indigenous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More