- In the era of self-determination, the missionaries handed control to public servants and the indigenes, and the ability to maintain production ceased.
- The previous inhabitants, Taino indigenes, were destroyed by diseases, weapons, and enslavement brought by the Spanish.
- The violent police / indigenes relationship is a consistently troubling commonality in many parts of the world.
Late 16th century: from French indigène, from Latin indigena, from indi- (strengthened form of in- 'into') + an element related to gignere 'beget'.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: in¦di|gene
Definition of indigene in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.