Indigenous and Nonnative


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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

Nonnative is an antonym for indigenous.
Nearby Word: indigene
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Nonnative adjective – Being, relating to, or characteristic of a country other than one's own.
Usage example: nonnative customs that made the recent immigrants stand out in their new country

Indigenous is an antonym for nonnative.
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Nonnative and Indigenous. (2016). Retrieved 2021, March 08, from
Indigenous & Nonnative. N.p., 2016. Web. 08 Mar. 2021. <>.
Nonnative or Indigenous. 2016. Accessed March 08, 2021.

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