foreign

If it has to do with other countries or their people, it is foreign, like a French movie receiving a British award for Best Foreign Film.

The adjective foreign is based on the Latin word foris, meaning “outside.” A foreign exchange student goes outside of his or her country to study. When you learn a foreign language, it is outside of the one you first learned. If you sleep late on the weekends, someone might say, "Getting up early on Saturdays is a foreign concept to you." This means it's outside of your experience and knowledge.

Definitions of foreign
  1. adjective
    not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
    “jealousy is foreign to her nature”
    synonyms: alien
    extrinsic
    not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
  2. adjective
    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
    foreign particles in milk”
    synonyms: extraneous
    adulterant, adulterating
    making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials
  3. adjective
    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    foreign nations”
    “a foreign accent”
    “on business in a foreign city”
    synonyms: strange
    adventive
    not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized
    alien, exotic
    being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    nonnative
    of plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing
    established, naturalized
    introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation
    foreign-born, nonnative
    of persons born in another area or country than that lived in
    imported
    used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source
    tramontane
    being or coming from another country
    unnaturalised, unnaturalized
    not having acquired citizenship
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    Antonyms:
    native
    characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
    autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous
    originating where it is found
    domestic
    produced in a particular country
    homegrown
    grown or originating in a particular place
    native-born
    belonging to a place by birth
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  4. adjective
    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
    foreign trade”
    “a foreign office”
    Synonyms:
    abroad, overseas
    in a foreign country
    external, international, outside
    from or between other countries
    international
    concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
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    Antonyms:
    domestic
    of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    home, interior, internal, national
    inside the country
    municipal
    of or relating to the government of a municipality
    national
    limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
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