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English definition of “native”

native

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈneɪtɪv/
BORN someone who was born in a particular place: He's a native of Texas.Race and ethnicityRacial issues
ORIGINAL PEOPLE an old-fashioned and often offensive word for a person who lived in a country, for example an African country, before Europeans went thereNames of groups of people who lived in the past
(Definition of native noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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