autochthon

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Ancient Greek αὐτόχθων ‎(autókhthōn, indigenous), from αὐτός ‎(autós) + χθών ‎(khthṓn, earth, soil).

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autochthon ‎(plural autochthons or autochthones)

  1. The earliest inhabitant of an area, an aborigine.
  2. (geology) An autochthonous rock formation.

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  • IPA(key): [aʊ̯tɔxˈtoːn]

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autochthon ‎(not comparable)

  1. autochthonous (native to the place where found)

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