Building Your Vocabulary One word at a Time
au toch thon (au ‘tock then) n, an indigenous plant, animal or person. One who springs from the ground they inhabit.
Around here, Redwoods, Douglas Fir, Tan Oaks and Madrones are autochthonous trees.
Mountain lions, elk, and black bear are among the surviving autochthonous mammals,
and the Waillaki, and Sinkyone people are among the autochthonous inhabitants of this little piece of heaven, now called Southern Humboldt County,
though most of them were killed by white settlers.