Know Your Next Word : autochthonous

23. autochthonous :

verb :

1. Aboriginal : indigenous : native

2. Formed or originating in the place where found

usage :

  • For cultures are not monoliths. They are fragmentary, patchworks of autochthonous and foreign elements.

  • I thought of the present-day Arcadians, autochthonous, sprung from the very earth on which they live, who with every draught from a stream drink up millennia of history and legend.

  • autochthonous rocks

  • an autochthonous people

  • autochthonous folktales

  • autochthonous cases of malaria in the United States

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