Foreign and Indigenous


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Foreign adjective – Being, relating to, or characteristic of a country other than one's own.
Usage example: more Americans should take an interest in foreign languages

Indigenous is an antonym for foreign in political topic.
Nearby Word: foreigner
Antonyms for Foreign


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Indigenous adjective – Belonging to a particular place by birth or origin.
Usage example: the culture of the indigenous people of that country

Foreign is an antonym for indigenous in native topic.
Nearby Word: indigene
Antonyms for Indigenous
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Things that words describes

woman foreign woman indigenous woman
people foreign people indigenous people
culture foreign culture indigenous culture
characters foreign characters indigenous characters
Other nouns: language, version, enemies, governments, cultures.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) As Long as It Sounds Foreign: A subtle running gag was for Splinter's hot-blooded (supposedly) Japanese kung-fu noises to actually be the names of famous indigenous Americans.
  • Web Animation / Extra Credits The Roman Aristocracy in "The Gracchi Brothers" are greedy cowards who conquer foreign lands, enslave indigenous peoples, force Roman Veterans off their lands, and use those slaves to work that land for free (depriving Free Romans of jobs).
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Indigenous or Foreign. 2016. Accessed February 26, 2021.

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