autochthon

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Ancient Greek αὐτόχθων (autokhthōn, indigenous), from αὐτός (auto-) + χθών (khthōn, 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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