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indigenous

[in′dij·ə·nəs]
(science and technology)
Existing and having originated naturally in a particular region or environment.

indigenous

Said of a plant or tree which is native to the area in which it is grown.
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The attributes of authenticity and indigenousness reflect the local culture, background and history of a tourist destination.
There is a need to look beyond the oversimplifications that appear to pertain in the management literature in order to develop working definitions of both indigenousness (what it means to be 'indigenous', and the focus of our enquiries) and indigenous knowledge (as distinct from any other type of knowledge).
I have participated in sweat ceremonies in the backyards of small-town California with Osage, Kickapoo, Haudenosaunee, and Tsalagi people as well as Chumash, those sweats were often accompanied by the Sacred Pipe, and distinctions between tribes were allowed to unite the participants in a broad sense of aboriginality and authentic indigenousness regardless of the ethnographic incongruities that often accompanied these events.
fundamentally de-essentialized definition of indigenousness and
NEW DELHI, May 14 -- Unhappy at the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) doing little to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers for its defence requirements, India on Thursday decided to overhaul the organisation and bring in the private sector in defence technology for indigenousness.
He lauded the Pakistans defence establishment for their efforts to attain indigenousness in the production of international quality defence equipments.
The entitlement of the wider community, grounded in indigenousness, has been violated, then, weakening perceptions of rightness.
However, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, with varying degrees of success, were able to discursively (and materially) erase the traces of indigenousness from the map of the nation.
Furthermore, the British continued to pose indigenousness as a racial issue.
Exclusive Forum: Indigenousness and Universalness of Movies made by Overseas Chinese " FILM ART , 2001(1).
Indigenousness is an identity constructed, shaped and lived in the politicized context of contemporary colonialism.
Te European American cultural bias against indigenousness," Kathryn Shanley points out in "American Indian Discourse and the Politics of Recognition" "is so extreme that Native worldviews are not recognized unless they are cloaked in eroticism, exoticism, or degeneracy" (270).

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