One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An indigenous person.
- ‘The previous inhabitants, Taino indigenes, were destroyed by diseases, weapons, and enslavement brought by the Spanish.’
- ‘But Bob's signification as the new indigene and the legitimate inheritor of the land is radically contradicted by the ending of the story.’
- ‘He appears as a perfect republican, an American indigene who thrives in a libertarian wilderness.’
- ‘Can we go to the region and say we've turned a new leaf but, by the way, we never got to a proper basis of reconciliation with our indigenes?’
- ‘This is not the place to detail the history of the wars and battles that occurred as the settlers usurped the ancient territories of the indigenes.’
- ‘Then, ask just what is required to jump-start genuine wealth-creating opportunities for indigenes of the oil-producing states.’
- ‘Some historians and political analysts assert that the US polity manifested colonial features beyond its treatment of indigenes.’
- ‘The Atlantic zone's people, mostly Protestants, include English-speaking blacks and 100,000 indigenes.’
- ‘It was also the space where the Europeans first made consistent contact with the indigenes and vice versa.’
- ‘It rather presents wealth, power and immortality as something which indigenes first had but lost.’
- ‘Within this new legal framework, Spaniards could in good conscience punish the bodies of indigenes as harshly and theatrically as former conquistadors.’
- ‘The French, by contrast, sought to ‘Frenchify’ their indigenes, and frequently went native themselves.’
- ‘In the era of self-determination, the missionaries handed control to public servants and the indigenes, and the ability to maintain production ceased.’
- ‘The violent police / indigenes relationship is a consistently troubling commonality in many parts of the world.’
- ‘Governor Gordon was more sympathetic to the indigenes.’
- ‘According to the 2001 census, indigenes made up 2.2 percent of the Australian population (410,000 in a total population of 19 million).’
- ‘Population decline has the opposite effect, mitigating conflict among indigenes in the Hudson Bay region.’
- ‘The persuasive powers of montage and myth worked together to isolate the ‘aggression’ of American indigenes from any historical or political context.’
- ‘When everyone puts the empire behind them, when nobody wishes to be a colonist, how viable is the indigene's persona?’
- ‘Preserving indigenes like butterflies in amber, even on the upper Nile, was impossible.’
Late 16th century: from French indigène, from Latin indigena, from indi- (strengthened form of in- ‘into’) + an element related to gignere ‘beget’.
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