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ab·o·rig·i·ne

 (ăb′ə-rĭj′ə-nē)
n.
1.
a. A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native.
b. often Aborigine A member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia. See Usage Note at native.
2. aborigines The flora and fauna native to a geographic area.

[Back-formation from pl. aborigines (taken as aborigine + -s), from Latin aborīginēs, original inhabitants (folk etymology of the name of a pre-Roman tribe of Italy) : ab, from; see ab-1 + orīgine, ablative of orīgō, beginning; see origin.]

Aborigine

(ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnɪ)
n
1. (Peoples) Also called: Aboriginal a member of the indigenous people who were living in Australia when European settlers arrived
2. (Languages) any of the languages of this people. See also Australian3

Aborigine

(ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnɪ)
n
1. (Peoples) Also called: Aboriginal a member of the indigenous people who were living in Australia when European settlers arrived
2. (Languages) any of the languages of this people. See also Australian3

ab•o•rig•i•ne

(ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə ni)

n.
1. one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.
2. (usu. cap.) a member of any of the peoples who are the aboriginal inhabitants of Australia.
3. aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region.
[1540–50; back formation from aborigines < Latin Aborīginēs a race of pre-Roman inhabitants of Italy, probably alter. of phrase ab origine from the origin]

aborigine

- From Classical Latin meaning "ancestors," it was spelled with a capital A as the name of the primeval Romans; the first people called aborigines were the original inhabitants of Italy and Greece and aborigine was specifically applied to the inhabitants of a country ab origine, "from the beginning."
See also related terms for inhabitant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aborigine - an indigenous person who was born in a particular placeaborigine - 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
2.aborigine - a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrivedAborigine - 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

aborigine

noun original inhabitant, native, aboriginal, indigene the rights of Australia's aborigines
Translations
أحَد سُكَّان البِلاد الأصْلِيِين
domorodec
aboriginerur-australier
Aboridžin
bennszülöttőslakos
frumbyggi
aborigenasvietinisvietinis gyventojas
aborigēnsiezemietis
aboriginurinnvåner

aborigine

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnɪ] Naborigen mf australiano/a

Aborigine

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪni] n (in Australia) (= Aboriginal) → aborigène mf (d'Australie)

aborigine

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪni] n (= indigenous person) → aborigène mf

aborigine

nUreinwohner(in) m(f)(Australiens), Australide m, → Australidin f

Aborigine

[ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪnɪ] naborigeno/a d'Australia

aborigine

(ӕbəˈridʒini) noun
an original inhabitant of a country, especially of Australia.
ˌaboˈriginal adjective
References in classic literature ?
THE ABORIGINE, APPARENTLY UNINJURED, CLIMBED quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature.
It is generally believed that the Aborigines of the American continent have an Asiatic origin.
The poor woman ended by admitting to herself that she was reduced to the aborigines.
The majority belonged to the class bourgeois; but there were many countesses, there were the daughters of two generals and of several colonels, captains, and government EMPLOYES; these ladies sat side by side with young females destined to be demoiselles de magasins, and with some Flamandes, genuine aborigines of the country.
The isolation of his manner and colour lent him the appearance of a creature from Tophet, who had strayed into the pellucid smokelessness of this region of yellow grain and pale soil, with which he had nothing in common, to amaze and to discompose its aborigines.
About her were clustered a score of curious natives--mostly men, for among the aborigines it is the male who owns this characteristic in its most exaggerated form.
There are deplorable accounts from Africa, and the Australian aborigines appear to have been already exterminated.
Nor a roof such as is made by the lowest aborigines of to-day.
Aborigines, in queer outrigger canoes, and Japanese, in queerer sampans, paddled about the bay and came aboard.
The aborigines of the Andaman Islands may perhaps claim the distinction of being the smallest race upon this earth, though some anthropologists prefer the Bushmen of Africa, the Digger Indians of America, and the Terra del Fuegians.
I doubt whether any case is on record of an invasion on so grand a scale of one plant over the aborigines.
He had been instructed only in that innocent and ineffectual way in which the Catholic priests teach the aborigines, by which the pupil is never educated to the degree of consciousness, but only to the degree of trust and reverence, and a child is not made a man, but kept a child.