Meaning of “indigenous” in the English Dictionary

"indigenous" in English

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indigenousadjective

uk /ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.nəs/ us /ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ə.nəs/

naturally existing in a place or country rather 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/

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?

(Definition of “indigenous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indigenous" in Business English

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indigenousadjective

uk /ɪnˈdɪdʒɪnəs/ us

operating or happening in the local area, 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)

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As a rule, the knowledge and biological resources of indigenous people are put to commercial use by multi-national companies without the approval or even against the wishes of those people.
We cannot fail to notice that, in the countries where it occurs, certain breeds adapted to industrial production are in conflict with the traditional and indigenous breeds.
He has always fought to protect the indigenous people and their forest from anyone seeking to destroy them in the name of short-term interests.
I am referring to the indigenous peoples in the countries, whose way of life and livelihoods follow the principle of sustainability, as well as for the other people living there.
I believe that the creation of a similar regulatory framework would definitely be justified with regard to the problems of indigenous national minorities.
Indigenous cultures will be displaced and lost.
Protection and sustainable management of tropical forests is becoming increasingly important in view of the need to fight climate change, maintain biodiversity and protect the rights of indigenous populations.
In so doing, they cause noise and air pollution that is a serious threat to the way of life of this indigenous people.
However, we are not as sceptical as the rapporteur with regard to the exemptions included in the agreement to safeguard the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples.
As far as they are concerned, the full destruction of the area is welcome because it is the easiest way of getting rid of the indigenous problem.