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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French allochtone, from Ancient Greek ἄλλος (állos, other) + χθών (khthṓn, earth, ground).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑlɔxˈtoːn/
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  • Hyphenation: al‧loch‧toon
  • Rhymes: -oːn

AdjectiveEdit

allochtoon (comparative allochtoner, superlative allochtoonst)

  1. allochthonous

InflectionEdit

Inflection of allochtoon
uninflected allochtoon
inflected allochtone
comparative allochtoner
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial allochtoon allochtoner het allochtoonst
het allochtoonste
indefinite m./f. sing. allochtone allochtonere allochtoonste
n. sing. allochtoon allochtoner allochtoonste
plural allochtone allochtonere allochtoonste
definite allochtone allochtonere allochtoonste
partitive allochtoons allochtoners

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

allochtoon m (plural allochtonen, diminutive allochtoontje n)

  1. A person (or thing) originating abroad.
    1. (law, demography) A person of non-native descent, having been born abroad or having foreign parents or grandparents (legal and demographic definitions vary).
  2. (colloquial, potentially offensive) A person of non-Western descent.

Usage notesEdit

Use in the meaning “person of non-Western descent” is often considered racist and considered incorrect by those adhering to more formal definitions. The word in reference to people is avoided by the Dutch government in the formal senses as well since 2016.

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