autochthon, n. [L., fr. Gr. , pl. , from the land itself; a'yto`s self + earth, land.].
One who is supposed to rise or spring from the ground or the soil he inhabits; one of the original inhabitants or aborigines; a native; -- commonly in the plural. This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly the Athenians. [1913 Webster]
That which is original to a particular country, or which had there its origin. [1913 Webster]