The word indigenous is an adjective derived from the Latin word indigena, meaning native, belonging to, aboriginal; and has several applications: Jump to: navigation, search Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ...
In biology, indigenous means native to a place or biota, in contrast to any one of several terms meaning not native to a place (nonnative, alien, adventive, introduced) and differentiated from endemic. A species that is endemic is unique to that place, found naturally nowhere else. A species that is indigenous is native, but not unique in the sense that it is also native to other locations as well. Thus, a species that is native to California but found naturally in Oregon and Washington as well (native to the West Coast of the United States) is indigenous to California. A species found only in the British Isles is endemic to those islands.
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Category: Disambiguation Jump to: navigation, search The term indigenous peoples has no universal, standard or fixed definition. ... The Native American blues-rock group Indigenous consists of three brothers, Mato Nanji (vocals and guitar), Pte (bass), and Horse (percussion), and their sister, Wanbdi (drums, vocals). ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Main articles: Life The most salient example of biological universality is that all living things share a common carbon-based biochemistry and in particular pass on their characteristics via genetic material, which is based on nucleic acids such as DNA and which uses a common genetic code with only minor... Jump to: navigation, search The term native as an adjective or noun has the following meanings. ... Biota is the plant and animal life of a region or area. ... Look up alien in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sweet clover (Melilotus sp. ... In biology and ecology endemic means exclusively native to a place or biota, in contrast to cosmopolitan or one of various ways of being not native (e. ...
Indigenous peoples may often be used in preference to these or other terms, as a neutral replacement where these terms may have taken on negative or pejorative connotations by their prior association and use.
Indigenous societies may be either essentially settled in a given location or exhibit a nomadic lifestyle across a large territory.
Indigenous peoples of the American continents are broadly recognised as being those groups and their descendants who inhabited the region before the arrival of European colonizers and settlers (i.e., Pre-Columbian).
Indigenous peoples are the disadvantaged descendants of those peoples that inhabited a territory prior to colonisation or formation of the present state.
Indigenous peoples have prior rights to their territories, lands and resources, but often these have been taken from them or are threatened.
Indigenous peoples face serious difficulties such as the constant threat of territorial invasion and murder, the plundering of their resources, cultural and legal discrimination, as well as a lack of recognition of their own institutions.
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