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

adj not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

“the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper”
“jealousy is foreign to her nature”
Synonyms:
alien
extrinsic
not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

adj 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

adj 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
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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adj 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
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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