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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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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.
The frantic search for autochthonism for the Central Asian peoples, which was begun in the scientific domain with the ethnogenetic research of the 1940s, has thus continued to bear its fruits.