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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 ?
Well, Mayan refers to the Mayas, an aboriginal people of Yucatan.
Where else but from Nantucket did those aboriginal whalemen, the Red-Men, first sally out in canoes to give chase to the Leviathan?
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.
Let us see the natives in their aboriginal condition.
The record, then, of Melville's escape from the Dolly, otherwise the Acushnet, the sojourn of his companion Toby and himself in the Typee Valley on the island of Nukuheva, Toby's mysterious disappearance, and Melville's own escape, is fully given in the succeeding pages; and rash indeed would he be who would enter into a descriptive contest with these inimitable pictures of aboriginal life in the 'Happy Valley.
cried Elizabeth, who evidently put little faith in his aboriginal descent.
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.
So they sent for the head-man of the nearest tribe of wandering Gonds--little, wise, and very black hunters, living in the deep Jungle, whose fathers came of the oldest race in India--the aboriginal owners of the land.
Naturally, he was struck with the aboriginal savage.
Later they learn that good sense and character make their own forms every moment, and speak or abstain, take wine or refuse it, stay or go, sit in a chair or sprawl with children on the floor, or stand on their head, or what else soever, in a new and aboriginal way; and that strong will is always in fashion, let who will be unfashionable.
Read the popular books--attend the popular amusements; and you will find at the bottom of them all a lessening regard for the gentler graces of civilized life, and a growing admiration for the virtues of the aboriginal Britons
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.

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