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A Native
Any person having residency or citizenship in a nation by birth.
Dictionaries
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Natives
NATIVES — NKJV word for the people who lived on the island of Malta. It means foreigners who spoke an unknown foreign tongue, instead of the Greek or Latin language.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Natives
NATIVES Term used by several modern translations (NASB, REB, NRSV) to designate the inhabitants of Malta (Acts 28:2). Barbarous people (KJV) reflects the Greek barbaroi which designates the islanders as non-Greek speaking. NIV reads “islanders,” HCSB “local people.”