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Word of the Day: INDIGENOUS
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indigenous (noun) - inherent; existing, originating, or growing naturally in a region or country; native [in-dij-uh-nuhs]
BREAKDOWN: INDU- (within) + GEN- (birth) + -OUS (having qualities of)
indigeneity is the state of being native or endemic to a particular place
“In my cosmology, indigenous wild deer are more important than exotic ornamental shrubs.” —Elizabeth Marshall Thomas