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Another word for native

Adjective
  1. Possessed at birth

  2. See also:

    native

    be

  3. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual

  4. See also:

    start

    native

    be

  5. Of, from, or within a country's own territory

  6. See also:

    native

  7. Existing, born, or produced in a land or region

  8. See also:

    native

  9. In a primitive state; not domesticated or cultivated; produced by nature

  10. See also:

    wild

  11. In a natural state and still not prepared for use

  12. See also:

    clean

Synonym Study

  • Endemic , applied esp. to plants and diseases, implies prevalence in or restriction to a particular region typhus is endemic in some tropical areas
  • Aboriginal applies to the earliest known inhabitants (or, rarely, animals or plants) of a region the Indians are the aboriginal Americans
  • Indigenous , which also suggests natural origin in a particular region, is applied to races or species rather than to individuals the potato is indigenous to South America
  • Native applies to a person born, or thing originating, in a certain place or country a native New Yorker, native fruits