in·dig·e·nous /ɪnˈdɪʤənəs/ 形容詞
1. Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not indigenous or proper natives of America. --Sir T. Browne.
In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap. --Lion Playas.
2. Native; inherent; innate.
Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human mind. --I. Taylor.
adj : originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of
Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks
and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the
Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of
Japan" [syn: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous,