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    autochthonous

    autochthonous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word autochthonous

    Definition
    (adj) of rocks, deposits, etc.; found where they and their constituents were formed Definition
    (adj) originating where it is found
    Example Sentence
    • the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo
    • autochthonous rocks and people and folktales
    • endemic folkways
    • the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan
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