As an adjective indigenous
is (chiefly|of living things) born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion.
As a proper noun xinca is
a non-mayan indigenous people of mesoamerica with communities in the southern portion of guatemala, near its border with el salvador, and in the mountainous region to the north.
(chiefly, of living things) Born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion.
* 1862 , , "Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree":
* 1852 , , Uncle Tom's Cabin , ch. 18:
- Not only the Indian, but many indigenous insects, birds, and quadrupeds, welcomed the apple-tree to these shores.
* 1883 , , "Stephen Archer" in Stephen Archer and Other Tales :
- She was a native and essential cook, as much as Aunt Chloe,—cooking being an indigenous talent of the African race.
- He had all the tricks of a newspaper boy indigenous in him.
* (born or engendered in) aboriginal, autochthonous, native
(en proper noun
A non-Mayan indigenous people of Mesoamerica with communities in the southern portion of Guatemala, near its border with El Salvador, and in the mountainous region to the north.
Their language, generally considered a language isolate.