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autochthonous

[ȯ′täk·thə·nas]
(ecology)
Pertaining to organisms or organic sediments that are indigenous to a given ecosystem.
(geology)
Having been formed or occurring in the place where found.
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Following this logic, the ethnogenesis of the Tajiks could not have begun with the Samanid dynasty; on the contrary, it had ended with them, since the Samanid rulers had carried to its conclusion the "tendency of a number of sedentary Central Asian peoples toward unification and fusion into one--the Tajiks." (26) This assertion of ancient Tajik autochthonism provoked the anger of the Uzbek authorities, who insisted that Tajik history be clearly contained within the borders of that union republic and that its ethnogenesis not intrude on its neighbors'.
Dzhikiev thus transposed a desire for ethnic autochthonism onto a linguistic one.
In the other republics, the quest for autochthonism likewise remains the chief concern of scholarship on the question of ethnogenesis: the goal is to disprove the hypothesis of a massive arrival of Turkic populations from the Altai or the Siberian steppes in the first centuries AD and to verify instead their presence since time immemorial in their current eponymous territory.