One who lives there entire life in one area

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One who lives there entire life in one area

Post by tafelice » Sat May 05, 2018 1:31 am

A word I came across once some time ago, had the meaning:

One who lives there entire life in one area (or region etc.)

Never could find it again. Anyone know?

And it wasn't "boring" or "republican"
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Re: One who lives there entire life in one area

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat May 05, 2018 2:22 am

There are several terms for an original inhabitant of a place, but none that I know of which also specifies that their whole life is lived there.

If that restriction is waived, then the nouns autochthon, aborigine and native all fit the bill.
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Re: One who lives there entire life in one area

Post by Bobinwales » Sat May 05, 2018 2:56 pm

I have been looking to find a word that suggests that someone as lived their entire life there, but am having difficulty. I will keep looking.
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Re: One who lives there entire life in one area

Post by Phil White » Sat May 05, 2018 9:11 pm

Erik seems to have it about sewn up, although I feel that "native" is used in the sense you intend very frequently.

If I say of someone "he's a native Londoner", it is unlikely that
  1. he was not born in London
  2. He is not currently living in London
It is possible that one or other of those constraints is not true, but unlikely. Whether or not the person concerned had never moved away from London is even less constrained. But in the absence of any other clues, I think we would assume that a person was born and had lived all their life in Liverpool if we heard "He is a Liverpool native".
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