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"indigenous" in British English

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indigenousadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.nəs/
naturallyexisting in a ​place or ​countryrather than ​arriving from another ​place: Are there any ​species of ​frog indigenous to the ​area? So who are the indigenous ​people of this ​land?
(Definition of indigenous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indigenous" in American English

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indigenousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈdɪdʒ·ə·nəs/
existingnaturally or having always ​lived in a ​place; ​native: The Navajos are among the indigenous ​people of ​NorthAmerica. Are there any ​species of ​frog indigenous to the ​area?
(Definition of indigenous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indigenous" in Business English

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indigenousadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs/
operating or ​happening in the ​localarea, not in other countries: indigenous ​firms The most ​profitable indigenous ​business is cocoa ​growing. indigenous ​tourism
(Definition of indigenous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indigenous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地的, 本土的,土生土长的…
in Turkish yerli…
in Russian туземный, коренной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地的, 本土的,土生土長的…
in Polish rdzenny, zamieszkujący…
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