One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a native of Sweden’
inhabitant, resident, local
rare autochthon, indigene
foreigner, outsider, alien
1‘the island's native population’
indigenous, aboriginal, original, first, earliest
rare autochthonous, autochthonic
2‘honey, eggs and other native produce’
domestic, home-grown, home-made, home, local
3‘his vagueness masked a shrewd native instinct for politics’
innate, inherent, inborn, intrinsic, instinctive, instinctual, intuitive, natural, natural-born, deep-seated, deep-rooted
hereditary, inherited, in the blood, in the family, natal, congenital, bred in the bone, inbred, ingrained, built-in
rare connate, connatural
4‘her native tongue’
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