Definition Native

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native: indigenous; belonging to one by nature; local, the original inhabitant of a particular place
adjective, noun
English is my native language, but I also speak French.
The koala is native to Australia.
the Native Americans "American Indians"


  • "Today, as my personal assistant Brian Jones and I explored this beautiful city and talked to the native people, I was struck by the differences between our two countries."
  • "They look like tiny little bears, but they're actually part of the marsupial family, animals native to Australia."
  • "As far as the numerous traffic violations incurred by Mr. Marron, I can only suggest that the vast societal and cultural differences between his native country (France) and ours played a significant part in his actions."
  • "Also, the stewardesses will perform a native Indonesian dance for all business class passengers."
  • "I have been informed that the business class passengers will be treated to a native Indonesian dance performed in the aisles by Indonesian stewardesses."
  • "Now, while she's changing the bill, tell me a bit more about your native Sweden, I've heard it's quite cold this time of year."
  • "Consequently, I suggest that Jean adopt a native English accent, to make himself easier to understand."
  • "Female, I would say, probably a long-beaked common dolphin, native to this region."
  • "My feelings for you are like a lesson that has been corrected instantaneously by a team of native English-speakers, and sent back to your inbox with a score of 100%!"
  • "I'm returning to my native continent immediately, if he'll have me back."

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