Pronounced: pie-NEE-tuhm, noun
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The word autochthonous means
- indigenous, native
- formed or originating in the place where found
This word showed up in the late 1700s
Background / Comments
Our word in usually used in scientific and academic writings these days. In ancient Athens, their word for any trueborn Athenian was autochthon; from auto- (self) and chthon (earth).