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 for indigenous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indigenous \In*dig"e*nous\, a. [L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL.
     indu (fr. in in) + the root of L. gignere to beget, bear. See
     In, and Gender.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a
        country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
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              Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not
              indigenous or proper natives of America. --Sir T.
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              In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap.
                                                    --Lion Playas.
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     2. Native; inherent; innate.
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              Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human
              mind.                                 --I. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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,
             endemic, indigenous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "indigenous":
     aboriginal, atavistic, autochthonous, bodily, born, coeval,
     congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, endemic,
     genetic, hereditary, homebred, homegrown, in the blood, inborn,
     inbred, incarnate, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive,
     instinctual, local, natal, native, native to, native-born, natural,
     natural to, organic, original, physical, primal, primitive,
     temperamental, unacquired, vernacular

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