autochthon


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autochthon

[ȯ′täk·thən]
(geology)
A succession of rock beds that have been moved comparatively little from their original site of formation, although they may be folded and faulted extensively.
(paleontology)
A fossil occurring where the organism once lived.
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To a certain extent, it cannot be denied that they indirectly help small migrants obtain access to land but, of course, they enrich themselves at the same time and threaten the very existence of the autochthons.
The format was an autochthon Dutch professor of philosophy presenting a "spoken column" interlineated by a series of interviews.
This had not caused problems in 1976 when he had first been appointed, but the Ivorian faction later argued that 'in principle, the imamate should be entrusted to an autochthon and not a foreigner'.
These rumours gave the march a special potential to reproduce latent political subjectivities that sharpened the borders between autochthon and allochthon, and between the committed and the indifferent.
At that time the colony of Cote d'Ivoire did not yet exist; (4) but this did not prevent the Supreme Court from deciding that Ouattara's father was not an autochthon of what would eventually become the Ivorian territory, so his son could not be a candidate in the presidential elections of 1995.
Such pressures spotlight already hypervisible whites, and may see populist, autochthonous movements in Africa portray, and sometimes exclude, white settler communities as supposed 'strangers' or 'fake' autochthons.
In the wine market, an independent wine expert, Honored Sommelier of Russia Arthur Sargsyan conducted a master class on the wine evaluation system, President of the Independent Wine Club Vladimir Tsapelik told about the Russian autochthons.
This process of tribal ossification was particularly complex in western Kenya, given that few communities are autochthons in the literal sense of the word, having immigrated from elsewhere albeit as part of different historical migrations and processes.
As these immigrants gain social and political rights in their resident countries, their desire for a free expression of their spirituality will increase, as it is the case with the current tensions between the autochthons and the Maghreb immigrants in some of the West-European countries.
Of course, the grand pronouncements aside, the result was the further division of the country along many fractures, race, ethnic, political and the debate surrounding autochthons versus 'outsiders' or foreigners as well as diasporans.
Konings, Piet, "Mobility and exclusion: Conflicts between autochthons and allocthons during political liberalization in Cameroon", In Mirjam de Bruijn; Rijk van Dijk and Dijk Foeken (eds).