adjective 1. (sometimes followed by to) originating in and characterising a particular region or country; native: the plants indigenous to Canada; an indigenous people; indigenous bird species.
2. Rare (often followed by to) inherent; natural: feelings indigenous to human beings.[Late Latin indigenus, from Latin indigena native]
–indigeneity /ɪndɪdʒəˈniəti/ (say indijuh'neeuhtee), /ɪndɪdʒəˈneɪəti/ (say indijuh'nayuhtee), noun