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#169482 - 08/09/07 01:45 AM indigeneity  
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Can anyone tell me please whether this is a bonafide word?

Indigineity

I have heard it but don't believe it.

#169483 - 08/09/07 02:08 AM Re: indigeneity [Re: olly]  
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it seems to be used in some contexts as the quality of being indigenous. (cf. paneity), so it should be spelled indigeneity (or more better, indigenousness).

-joe (what's in a word?) friday

#169485 - 08/09/07 04:19 AM Re: indigeneity [Re: olly]  
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Originally Posted By: olly
Can anyone tell me please whether this is a bonafide word?

Indigineity

I have heard it but don't believe it.


I've seen it more often than I've seen indigenousness, and prefer it aurally, too.

#169487 - 08/09/07 03:16 PM Re: indigeneity [Re: sjmaxq]  
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381 Ghits tho I'm not sure if that means anything


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#169488 - 08/09/07 04:05 PM Re: indigeneity [Re: sjmaxq]  
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Originally Posted By: sjmaxq
prefer it aurally, too.


me, too.


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#169489 - 08/09/07 05:20 PM Re: indigeneity [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: sjmaxq
prefer it aurally, too.


me, too.


ditto. It's fodder for a double-dactyl!

#169490 - 08/09/07 09:02 PM Re: indigeneity [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Kia ora all,
Thanks for your replys. Without trying to be too puristic, I am of the mind that 'Indigenity' is correct as I cannot find 'Indigeneity' in the dictionary. I am currently editing a television article on the use of the word 'Native' and noted the word Indigeneity sliding into conversation. Is it perhaps that it is aurally and orally prettier?

#169491 - 08/09/07 09:54 PM Re: indigeneity [Re: olly]  
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>I cannot find 'Indigeneity' in the dictionary.

here we are again, in the "dictionary." well, according to OED3, indigenity is just as rare as indigenousness -- each with exactly one citation.

but let's take a look at the story of the search:
indigeneity - 105,000 ghits (0 OneLook hits.. but soon to change!)
indigenousness - 58,600 gh (6 OneLook hits)
indigenity - 750 gh (1 OneLook hit)

-joe (with head too far in dictionary) friday

#169555 - 08/15/07 03:25 PM Re: indigeneity [Re: tsuwm]  
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Sounds like it ought to mean ancestors or relatives looking down on us (from heaven?) and who are miffed by our behavior


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