Meaning of “indigenous” in the English Dictionary

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"indigenous" in British 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)