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From: (Raymond Whritenour)
Subject: Re: [DNA] "Indigenous, etc."
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:28:14 -0400
In-Reply-To: "Peter A. Kincaid" <>'s message of Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:47:38 -0300

Descendants of the aboriginal people of an area are both "native" and
"indigenous" to that area. "Native" and "indigenous" people of an area
are not, necessarily, "aboriginal."

Look: If precision is unimportant to you, you can call the original
people of a given place whatever you please, but by using the term with
the least ambiguity there is a better chance other people will
understand what it is you're trying to say.

Ray Whritenour

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