nativism

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Etymology[edit]

native +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

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nativism ‎(countable and uncountable, plural nativisms)

  1. (chiefly US) A policy of favoring native-born inhabitants over immigrants.
  2. The policy of perpetuating the culture of the natives of a colonised country.
  3. (philosophy) The doctrine that some skills or abilities are innate and not learned.
  4. (linguistics) A theory that some knowledge of grammar is innate.

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