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1. Aboriginal; indigenous.
2. Formed or originating in the place where found.
From Greek autochthon (of the land itself), from auto- (self) + chthon (earth, land). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also sprouted human, homicide, humble, homage, chamomile, exhume, inhume, chthonic, disinter, chameleonic, and Persian zamindar (landholder). Earliest documented use: 1804. The opposite of this term is allochthonous.
"As if this were a holy place, a shrine where the autochthonous tribes had gathered to worship."
T.C. Boyle; The Women; Viking; 2009.
See more usage examples of autochthonous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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