Etymology
Advertisement

indigene (adj.)

"native, indigenous," 1590s, from French indigène (16c.), from Latin indigena "sprung from the land," as a noun, "a native," literally "in-born" (see indigenous). As a noun, "one who or that which is native, an aborigine," from 1660s. Holinshed has homeling, which he said translates indigena "in an old book that I have."

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of indigene

indigene (n.)
an indigenous person who was born in a particular place;
Synonyms: native / indigen / aborigine / aboriginal
From wordnet.princeton.edu