adj. 1. The aboriginal inhabitants of an area. 2. The descendants of the original inhabitants of an area who have been colonized. The Sami are indigenous to Scandinavia, Finland and the Russian Kola Peninsula. (Note: When used to refer to a People, "Indigenous" is capitalized.)
Originating from a culture with ancient ties to the land in which a group resides. The term used by the United Nations in it recognition of the special or unique rights of 'first peoples' or 'first nations.' Institutional Racism: Refers to a system of laws, policies, and other political/economic arrangements that perpetuate .and maintain subordinate and dominant group positions in society according to race or ethnicity.
(region): Occurring naturally in a defined area. (cf. endemic). it is important to note that the area must be specified. Thus the Baobab Adansonia digitata is indigenous to South Africa, but it is not indigenous to Natal. The Marsh Rose Orothamnus zeyheri is indigenous and endemic to Western Cape and South Africa, but not to Eastern Cape.
To be indigenous to a land or region is to be native to it. The native peoples of the Americas are the indigenous people of that land. Their ancestors were the first human beings to call that part of the world home, making them distinct from settlers who came to the Americas after 1492 during the period of European colonization.
There is no official definition on Indigenous peoples. In part, indigenous is described as follows: "Indigenous communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing on those territories, or parts of them..." Its meaning is similar to Aboriginal Peoples, Native Peoples or First Peoples. It is often used to refer to Aboriginal people internationally.
Referring to peoples understood to be "natives" or original inhabitants of lands now threatened by urbanization or other factors. Opponents of globalization argue that the cultures of indigenous peoples are under particular threat from the forces of globalization.
people whose ancestry belongs to a region or country and who are likely to insist on their right to a separate culture linked to a particular territory and their history. Generally, indigenous people have maintained their own language, culture and social organization distinct from the dominant trends of the societies in which they live.
In relation to people, or more precisely, peoples, the term indigenous can be interpreted as aboriginal, native, or simply not foreign. From a cultural perspective, definitions and connections go deeper than simply a native born generation. In the Aotearoa New Zealand context, Maori are the indigenous people, and this is articulated in the term tangata whenua, the people of the land. Likewise, in many parts of the world there are peoples who hold status as the indigenous inhabitants of their environment, from the Inuit of northern Canada, other Native American or First Nationsâ€(tm) peoples of the North American continent, to Aborigine and Torres Strait Island peoples of Australia, etc. Items linked to this NZFVC Topic Area cover the narrower category of studies, some comparative, of indigenous peoplesâ€(tm) experiences of family violence.
The Native American blues-rock group Indigenous consists of two brothers, Mato Nanji (vocals and guitar, b. 1974), Pte (bass guitar), their sister, Wanbdi (drums, vocals), and their cousin, Horse (percussion).
In the field of ecology, an indigenous species is an organism which is native to a region or ecosystem. Basically, the term indigenous (or native) means that an organism (species) both originated and evolved in a particular region, and is a natural member of that region's biotic community. The term also implies that humans were not involved in the dispersal or colonization of the species in that particular region.
originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"