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English definition of “native”


noun [C]    /ˈneɪ·t̬ɪv/
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.
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