indigenous indigenous  /ɪn ˈdɪ dʒə nəs/


  • (adj) originating where it is found


  1. The Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan.
  2. The restive indigenous islanders broke out in open revolt against the mainlanders and vowed that they would gain independence by the turn of the year.
  3. The good health of the indigenous folks in the South has been attributed to their diet, which invariably has potions extracted out of medicinal plants.


  1. Shell and Indspire Advance Indigenous Education with $1.8M Investment

    CALGARY, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Indspire announces Shell Canada's $1.86 million commitment to Indspire's core education programs to help young Indigenous people across Canada realize their potential and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Bangladesh: Indigenous Peoples engulfed in Chittagong Hill Tracts land conflict

    A new report reveals how he Bangladeshi government’s failure to address rights to traditional lands in the eastern Chittagong Hill Tracts region has left tens of thousands of Pahari Indigenous people landless and trapped in a cycle of violent clashes with Bengali settlers. June 11, 2013 International The Bangladeshi government’s failure to address rights to traditional lands in the eastern ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Amnesty International

  3. 'Indigenous Arts' showcased at Goshen College

    The “Indigenous Arts of Africa” exhibit is underway at Goshen College Music Center’s Hershberger Art Gallery. This exhibition of 21st-century African art is a sampling of the collection of Ann and Keith Graber Miller, owners of Found, an art gallery in downtown Goshen.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Goshen News


  1. In his first public comments since his arrival on Sunday, the Pope said the "courageous decision to acknowledge the injustices committed against the indigenous peoples in the past" was closing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous...
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

  2. Mr Woolas told the Sunday Times that it was vital "to provide confidence to the indigenous population that migration is under control".
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Phil Woolas Source: Chorley Guardian

  3. "If any of these politicians visited these sites where our indigenous animals are being slaughtered in an inhumane way and being sold for meat, I feel that there would be a different take and a different approach to what's happening," Crow says.
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Sheryl Crow Source:

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