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 autochthon

autochthonous

Glossary term

autochthon
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The Latin / Greek word (autos = self-Chthon, = earth) means "long-established indigenous, down to earth" and in relation with Geology and Biology "at the site caused or occurring" (the opposite is allochthonous, that is created elsewhere - not at the archaeological site at home). A related term is "endemic" (endemic), which is "localized occurring" or "distributed in a certain area" means (but not necessarily originated there). Of the description of grape commonly used term "indigenous" means in the strict sense that the vine is almost traditionally grown exclusively or predominantly, in a certain area, where it originated and can look back at least to a ...
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