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in·dig·e·nous

(in-dij'ĕ-nŭs),
Native; natural to the country or region where found.
[L. indigenus, born in fr. indu, within (old form of in), + G. -gen, producing]
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indigenous

(ĭn-dĭj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region.
2.
a. Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place.
b. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of such inhabitants.

in·dig′e·nous·ly adv.
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in·dig·e·nous

(in-dij'ĕ-nŭs)
Native; natural to the country or region where found.
[L. indigenus, born in fr. indu, within (old form of in), + G. -gen, producing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

indigenous

native, not introduced by man.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The end result of such a process of lay translation of the Christian message was not simply a form of Christianity which had high potential for indigenity. It was also an understanding of what faith in Christ means that may have been closer to biblical norms than the individualized and conceptualized understanding held by the European missionaries.
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