Focus on the pronunciation of native
English definition of “native”
/ˈneɪ·t̬ɪv/ n [C]
› a person born in a particular place: He was a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Indiana University. › datedA native is also a person who was born and lived in a country before Europeans began to visit and live there: Raleigh wanted the cooperation of the natives and treated the Indians with respect. Note: This use is considered offensive.