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native is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of native in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… decimated the native population …”

meanings of native


  1. Occurring naturally in its pure or uncombined form; native aluminium, native salt.
  2. Aboriginal; of or relating to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines.
  3. Indian: Native American or First Nation; of or relating to American Indians.
  4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything.
  5. Related to black Africans, especially Bantu.
  6. Which occurs of its own accord in a given locality, to be contrasted with a species introduced by humans.
  7. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with).
  8. Pertaining to the system or architecture in question.
  9. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  10. Belonging to one by birth.
  11. Aboriginal to a colonized region, especially one colonized by English-speaking people. (Compare native, which is more general.).
  12. Alternative letter-case form of Native (of or relating to the native inhabitants of the Americas, or of Australia).
  13. Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from prehistoric times.
  14. Born or grown in the region in which it lives or is found; not foreign or imported.


  1. An aboriginal inhabitant of a colonized region, especially one colonized by English-speaking people. (Compare native, which is more general.).
  2. An Aborigine.
  3. Ostrea edulis, a kind of oyster.
  4. A person who is native to a place; a person who was born in a place.
  5. A black African, especially a Bantu.
  6. A native speaker.
  7. A Native American.
  8. A person of aboriginal descent, as distinguished from a person who was or whose ancestors were foreigners or settlers/colonizers. Alternative letter-case form of Native (aboriginal inhabitant of the Americas or Australia).

native frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word native occurs in english on average 32.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics native can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that native can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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