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ab·o·rig·i·nal

 (ăb′ə-rĭj′ə-nəl)
adj.
1. Having existed in a region from the beginning: aboriginal forests. See Synonyms at native.
2.
a. Of or relating to aborigines.
b. often Aboriginal Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia.
n.
also Aboriginal An aborigine.

ab′o·rig′i·nal·ly adv.

aboriginal

(ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl)
adj
existing in a place from the earliest known period; indigenous; autochthonous
ˌaboˈriginally adv

Aboriginal

(ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl)
adj
(Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the indigenous peoples of Australia
n
(Peoples) another word for an Australian Aborigine
Usage: The Australian government suggests that the most exact and inclusive way of referring to the indigenous peoples of Australia is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Other terms which are acceptable are: Aboriginal people(s), Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

ab•o•rig•i•nal

(ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə nl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to aborigines.
2. original or earliest known; native; indigenous.
3. (usu. cap.) of or pertaining to the Aborigines of Australia.
n.
[1660–70]
ab`o•rig`i•nal′i•ty, n.
ab`o•rig′i•nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aboriginal - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrivedAboriginal - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
2.aboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular placeaboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Levantine - (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
Mauritian - a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
Filipino - a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
Seychellois - a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
Adj.1.Aboriginal - of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; "an Aboriginal rite"
2.aboriginal - characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
3.aboriginal - having existed from the beginningaboriginal - having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

aboriginal

noun
1. original inhabitant, native, aborigine, indigene He remained fascinated by the Aboriginal's tales.
adjective
1. indigenous, first, earliest, original, primary, ancient, native, primitive, pristine, primordial, primeval, autochthonous Most people acknowledge that the aboriginal people have had a rotten deal.

aboriginal

adjective
Existing, born, or produced in a land or region:
Translations
مُتَعَلِّق بِالسُّكَّان الأصْلِيِين
domorodý
aborigin
aboriginaalialkuperäinenalkuperäiskansa
bennszülöttőslakó
upprunalegur
inheemsinheemse
domorodý
аборигенаборигенськийавтохтонавтохтоннийтубілець

aboriginal

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒənl]
A. ADJaborigen, indígena
B. Naborigen mf, indígena mf

Aboriginal

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl]
n (in Australia) (= Aborigine) → aborigène mf (d'Australie)
adj (in Australia) [art, people] → aborigène

aboriginal

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnəl] adj (= native, indigenous) → autochtone

aboriginal

adjder (australischen) Ureinwohner, australid; tribe alsoaustralisch

Aboriginal

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnl]
1. naborigeno/a d'Australia
2. adj (settlement, culture) → aborigeno/a

aboriginal

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnl] adj (indigenous) → aborigeno/a, indigeno/a

aborigine

(ӕbəˈridʒini) noun
an original inhabitant of a country, especially of Australia.
ˌaboˈriginal adjective
References in classic literature ?
Having alluded to the subject of reversion, I may here refer to a statement often made by naturalists--namely, that our domestic varieties, when run wild, gradually but certainly revert in character to their aboriginal stocks.
of the humped Indian cattle, that these had descended from a different aboriginal stock from our European cattle; and several competent judges believe that these latter have had more than one wild parent.
Most of the organic productions are aboriginal creations, found nowhere else; there is even a difference between the inhabitants of the different islands; yet all show a marked relationship with those of America, though separated from that continent by an open space of ocean, between 500 and 600 miles in width.
Naturally, he was struck with the aboriginal savage.
Where else but from Nantucket did those aboriginal whalemen, the Red-Men, first sally out in canoes to give chase to the Leviathan?
Well, Mayan refers to the Mayas, an aboriginal people of Yucatan.
The government of the United States began to view with a wary eye the growing influence thus acquired by combinations of foreigners, over the aboriginal tribes inhabiting its territories, and endeavored to counteract it.
There was some heathenish, coffin-colored old lumber aboard, which, upon a long previous voyage, had been cut from the aboriginal groves of the Lackaday islands, and from these dark planks the coffin was recommended to be made.
At the Sandwich Islands and at two or three of the Society group, there are now thriving colonies of these insects, who promise ere long to supplant altogether the aboriginal sand-flies.
The smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear, omnipotent to its own ends, and is directly related, there amid essences and billetsdoux, to Himmaleh mountain-chains and the axis of the globe.
cried Elizabeth, who evidently put little faith in his aboriginal descent.
Flamands certainly they were, and both had the true Flamand physiognomy, where intellectual inferiority is marked in lines none can mistake; still they were men, and, in the main, honest men; and I could not see why their being aboriginals of the flat, dull soil should serve as a pretext for treating them with perpetual severity and contempt.

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