Aboriginal Definition

ăbə-rĭjə-nəl
aboriginals
adjective
Having existed in a region from the beginning.
Aboriginal forests.
American Heritage
Existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous.
Webster's New World
Of or characteristic of aborigines.
Webster's New World
Of or characteristic of the indigenous peoples of Australia.
Webster's New World
Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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noun
An aboriginal animal, plant, or person.
Webster's New World
An aborigine.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
An animal or plant native to a region. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
Wiktionary
Alternative capitalization of Aboriginal. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
australian-aboriginenative Australianaboaborigineindigeneindigennative
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pronoun

Any of the native languages spoken by Australian aborigines.

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Other Word Forms of Aboriginal

Noun

Singular:
aboriginal
Plural:
aboriginals

Origin of Aboriginal

  • From aborigine +‎ -al, aborigine being from Latin ab origine (“from the beginning”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See Aboriginal.

    From Wiktionary

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