CET6+ TEM8 IELTS GRE
1、indi- + gen- + -ous.
2、字面含义就是：born in a country, native.
- indigenous:  The -gen- of indigenous comes from the same ultimate source – Indo-European *gen- – as produced English gender, generate, genital, etc. It denoted ‘produce’. The addition of the Latin prefix indi- ‘in, within’, earlier indu- (a strengthened form of in- originally formed with de ‘down’, which also appears in indigent ‘poor’  and industry) produced indigena ‘born or produced in a particular place, native’, which English adopted and adapted as indigenous.
=> gender, general, generate, genital, kind
- indigenous (adj.)
- 1640s, from Late Latin indigenus "born in a country, native," from Latin indigena "sprung from the land," as a noun, "a native," literally "in-born," or "born in (a place)," from Old Latin indu "in, within" (earlier endo) + *gene-, root of gignere (perf. genui) "beget," from PIE *gen- "produce" (see genus).
- 1. Each country has its own indigenous cultural tradition.
- 2. Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia.
- 3. Indians were the indigenous inhabitants of America.
- 4. The potato is indigenous to South America.
- 5. Not all indigenous regimes were willing to accept the supposed benefits of British trade.
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