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Definition of "autochthonal" []

  • Existing where it was formed or born; native, aboriginal, indigenous (adjective)

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Use "autochthonal" in a sentence
  • "The Church had no illusions about the enormous task of converting the entire autochthonal population of that hostile moon to the saving grace of the Divine."
  • "Anymore than building a city on land that was previously only being used for seasonal hunting bestows autochthonal precedent on that city's inhabitants."
  • "We passed Cabul merchants peddling their dried fruit on shaggy-haired camels; to these succeeded, in more lonesome portions of the road, small groups of Korkas, wretched remnants of one of the autochthonal families of Central India -- even lower in the scale of civilization than the Gónds, among whom they are found; and to these the richly-caparisoned elephants of some wealthy"