1. Adjective.  Belonging to one by birth.
  2. Adjective.  Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
  3. Adjective.  (chiefly, North America) Of or relating to North American Indians or Aboriginal people.
  4. Adjective.  Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
  5. Adjective.  (context, biology) Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by man.
  6. Adjective.  (context, computing) Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
  7. Adjective.  (mineralogy) Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.
  8. Noun.  A person who is native to a place (literal or metaphoric).
  9. Noun.  (chiefly, North America) A North American Indian or Aboriginal person.
  10. Noun.  Sometimes used pejoratively against indigenous peoples by their colonizers.

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