With this concept, as an indigenous person, at least once had to deal with each of us. And the situation can be quite different. Someone calls himself to be, not because I was born in a particular place, and since his ancestors are natives of this region. There are those who come to a certain area in early childhood from another city, village or hamlets, but don't even remember much about it. To him, it would seem, too, fits the definition of an indigenous person. Not so easy to define a seemingly simple concept.

In this article we will try to figure out who all of these people, what are their characteristics and how to call the indigenous inhabitants of a particular locality. The reader will get answers to all arising in this case, the issues, and also become familiar with many previously unknown facts.

We define the concept

Who is this native?

Experts believe that the definition of “indigenous people” can apply either to people born in a particular locality and to those who are representative of a particular or, as they say, the native population of the territory.

In the first case, the antonyms to the above concept can be considered as persons whom we used to call visitors, emigrants or immigrants.

In the second situation, all people will be united by the existence of common traditions, way of life and ways of doing business.

When did this description appear?

Oddly enough, but the answer to this question, it is almost impossible. Scientists believe that such a thing as a native resident of the country appeared a long time ago, in Ancient Greece and Rome. However, initially in these States called such people-locals and natives, respectively. Despite the different sound, the meaning of lay is the same. All these were men of old, living in the area. The exact number of years that had to live there to get this status, never mentioned.

It turns out that someone thinks that it is enough to be born in this area to be considered indigenous, and for others the aboriginal is a resident of a certain region, as a rule, in the third generation.

Indians of North America

You see, in childhood many of us avidly read books about Chingachgook, the Pathfinder and the Deerslayer. But then we did not associate these characters with such a thing as an indigenous person of North America. The fact is that these men and right waiting for their women lived on the continent long before there were white-skinned invaders, gradually Olesnica Indian tribes to the North. These people actually have a rich history and culture.

Today it is known that Indians existed only because of its nature and its riches. For many centuries they have learned to live in harmony with the world around them, believed in the power of their gods, and animals destroyed only for food. It was not until until on their land not the white man come. But then the Indians tried to adapt. Being relegated to the North and suffering from the cold, they learned how to weave beads and made a unique decoration. All of this subsequently were exchanged for European goods.

What does it mean to be a Petersburger?

Having talked about ethnic groups, let us try to discuss this problem more deeply, considering as an example the inhabitants of a single city, namely the northern capital of the Russian Federation.

The indigenous inhabitants of St. Petersburg is distinguished by some special deliberation and even a kind of apathy to everything going on. Why is this happening? Experts say that in this great merit of the features of the location. As you know, the city was built on swamps by foreigners. This, of course, leaves its imprint on the mentality of the local population and their certain similarity with the French and the Dutch.

Among St. Petersburg people there are many talented personalities who are fond of theater, music, painting and literature.

Who is considered to be the indigenous inhabitants of the Ukrainian capital?

It seemed that it could be easier than answering this question. Most agree that the Kiev aborigine is a person permanently residing in a given city, parents, who, like the grandparents, also lived here.

Meanwhile, the modern Ukrainians consider the problem much deeper. A citizen who considers himself a Kiev must, above all, to love this city, to know, to appreciate and respect its history and culture.

They say that this indigenous person of this kind can be recognized from the first minutes of communication. He never flaunts his pedigree, no one and nothing to prove, and the manner of conversation he is always measured and calm.

Surprisingly, Kiev it is impossible to distinguish externally from the crowd. He may have a completely different eye shape, nose shape and hair color, speak in Russian or Ukrainian languages. By the way, wears a native resident of the Ukrainian capital is also typically modest and discreet.

Will this concept continue in the future?

In fact, this question interests many. What do scientists say? According to experts, the concept of "native" will soon disappear altogether from the language. Why? The fact is that people of that generation continue to live in the same country, not to mention the city or region, it becomes less and less.

In the 21st century the world's population chooses mobility. We seek to move in search of education, a decent wage or at least a better climate. Well, why not? After all, not every village has the opportunity to get the desired knowledge, job or career advancement. Someone thinks that the cold weather conditions, say, Siberia adversely affect the health, and there are those who can not tolerate heat, for example, in Sochi.

So it turns out that leaving the country, a person ceases to be a native resident.