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English definition of “native”


noun [C]     /ˈneɪ.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
a person who was born in a particular place, or a plant or animal that lives or grows naturally in a place and has not been brought from somewhere else: a native of Monaco The red squirrel is a native of Britain.Innate and congenitalGeneticsRace and ethnicityRacial issues offensive old-fashioned someone who lived in a country, especially in Africa, before Europeans went thereNames of groups of people who lived in the past
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