Indigenous means: belonging to a certain place.
Indigenous may refer to:

In Ecology
Ecology is the scientific study of the relations that living organisms have with respect to each other and their natural environment. Variables of interest to ecologists include the composition, distribution, amount , number, and changing states of organisms within and among ecosystems...

 and Geography
Geography is the science that studies the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. A literal translation would be "to describe or write about the Earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes...

  • Indigenous resources, resources which exist within local geography, that are not imported
  • Indigenous
    Introduced species
    An introduced species — or neozoon, alien, exotic, non-indigenous, or non-native species, or simply an introduction, is a species living outside its indigenous or native distributional range, and has arrived in an ecosystem or plant community by human activity, either deliberate or accidental...

     species are those established in a given region, having originated there, or been long settled without human intervention. See also:
  • Indigenous (ecology)
    Indigenous (ecology)
    In biogeography, a species is defined as native to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural processes, with no human intervention. Every natural organism has its own natural range of distribution in which it is regarded as native...

    , species that evolved and still exist within an original ecosystem
  • Indigenous (horse)
    Indigenous (horse)
    Indigenous was an Irish thoroughbred racehorse who also raced in Hong Kong.He was bred by Major John de Burgh at his Oldtown Stud in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland and sold as a yearling for 10,500 guineas at the Goffs Orby Sale in 1994.Purchased by trainer Kevin Prendergast, he was named...

    , Hong Kong racehorse

In Demography
Demography is the statistical study of human population. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic human population, that is, one that changes over time or space...

 and Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humanity. It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term "anthropology" is from the Greek anthrōpos , "man", understood to mean mankind or humanity, and -logia , "discourse" or "study", and was first used in 1501 by German...

Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups that are defined as indigenous according to one of the various definitions of the term, there is no universally accepted definition but most of which carry connotations of being the "original inhabitants" of a territory....

,the original peoples of a region
  • Indigenous peoples of Africa
    Indigenous peoples of Africa
    The indigenous people of Africa are those people of Africa whose way of life, attachment or claims to particular lands, and social and political standing in relation to other more dominant groups have resulted in their substantial marginalisation within modern African states The indigenous people...

  • Indigenous peoples of the Americas
    Indigenous peoples of the Americas
    The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants and other ethnic groups who are identified with those peoples. Indigenous peoples are known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, and in the United States as Native Americans...

    • Indigenous peoples in Brazil
      Indigenous peoples in Brazil
      The Indigenous peoples in Brazil comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the country prior to the European invasion around 1500...

    • Indigenous peoples in Colombia
      Indigenous peoples in Colombia
      The indigenous peoples in Colombia comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the country's present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500.-Origins:...

    • Indigenous peoples in Mexico
    • Indigenous peoples in the United States
    • Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast
      Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast
      The Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, their descendants, and many ethnic groups who identify with those historical peoples. They are now situated within the Canadian Province of British Columbia and the U.S...

  • Indigenous Australians
    Indigenous Australians
    Indigenous Australians are the original inhabitants of the Australian continent and nearby islands. The Aboriginal Indigenous Australians migrated from the Indian continent around 75,000 to 100,000 years ago....

  • Indigenous peoples of Europe
  • Indigenous peoples of Siberia
    Indigenous peoples of Siberia
    Including the Russian Far East, the population of Siberia numbers just above 40 million people.As a result of the 17th to 19th century Russian conquest of Siberia and the subsequent population movements during the Soviet era, the demographics of Siberia today is dominated by native speakers of...

Cultural and other considerations:
  • Indigenous Australian languages
  • Indigenous (band)
    Indigenous (band)
    Indigenous is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band originally consisted of two brothers, Mato Nanji , Pte , along with their sister, Wanbdi , and their cousin, Horse .Their music is heavily influenced by guitarist...

    , an American blues-rock band
  • Indigenous church mission theory
    Indigenous church mission theory
    Indigenous churches are churches suited to local culture and led by local Christians. There have been two main Protestant strategies proposed for the creation of indigenous churches:...

  • Indigenous intellectual property
    Indigenous intellectual property
    Indigenous intellectual property is an umbrella legal term used in national and international forums to identify indigenous peoples' special rights to claim all that their indigenous groups know now, have known, or will know....

    , a legal term identifying the right to claim knowledge within their culture
  • Indigenous knowledge, an alternative term for local or traditional knowledge
    Traditional knowledge
    Traditional knowledge , indigenous knowledge , traditional environmental knowledge and local knowledge generally refer to the long-standing traditions and practices of certain regional, indigenous, or local communities. Traditional knowledge also encompasses the wisdom, knowledge, and teachings...

     from particular indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous land rights
    Indigenous land rights
    Indigenous land rights are hangtime the rights of indigenous peoples to land, either individually or collectively. Land and resource-related rights are of fundamental importance to indigenous peoples for a range of reasons, including: the religious significance of the land, self-determination,...

  • Indigenous language
    Indigenous language
    An indigenous language or autochthonous language is a language that is native to a region and spoken by indigenous peoples but has been reduced to the status of a minority language. This language would be from a linguistically distinct community that has been settled in the area for many generations...

    , a language that is native to a region and spoken by indigenous peoples but has been reduced to a minority language
  • Indigenous languages of the Americas
    Indigenous languages of the Americas
    Indigenous languages of the Americas are spoken by indigenous peoples from Alaska and Greenland to the southern tip of South America, encompassing the land masses which constitute the Americas. These indigenous languages consist of dozens of distinct language families as well as many language...

  • Indigenous languages of Mesoamerica
  • Indigenous languages of Mexico
  • Indigenous religion
    Indigenous religion
    Indigenous religion refers to those religions which are native to indigenous peoples around the world. They are one of the three broad divisions into which religions are categorised, along with world religions and new religious movements. The majority of the world's many thousands of religions fit...

    , or folk religion
  • Indigenous religions in Brazil
  • Indigenous rights
    Indigenous rights
    Indigenous rights are those rights that exist in recognition of the specific condition of the indigenous peoples. This includes not only the most basic human rights of physical survival and integrity, but also the preservation of their land, language, religion and other elements of cultural...

    , those rights that exist in recognition of the indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous technology, technologies employed by the native inhabitants of a country or place as opposed to imported or adopted
  • Indigenous development
    Indigenous development
    Indigenous Development refers to a variety of coordinated efforts, usually by first world organizations, to support progress in modernizing or bettering life for specific third world and fourth world populations....

    , efforts to support progress for Indigenous populations.

See also

  • All pages that start with indigenous
  • Indigenous peoples (disambiguation)
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