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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. ...

  • Indigenous peoples, communities and cultures native or indigenous to a territory;
  • Indigenous (band), a Native American blues-rock band;
  • 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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Indigenous peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4241 words)
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 Issues (311 words)
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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