Aboriginal meaning

ăbə-rĭjə-nəl
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The definition of aboriginal are people, animals, plants, or customs that are native to an area.

An example of people who are described by the word aboriginal are the Native Americans in the US.

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An Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia, Aborigine. [First attested in the 19th century.]
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Having existed in a region from the beginning.

Aboriginal forests.

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An aborigine.
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Existing (in a place) from the beginning or from earliest days; first; indigenous.
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First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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Alternative capitalization of Aboriginal. [First attested in the late 18th century.]
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An animal or plant native to a region. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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Alternative capitalization of Aboriginal. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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Of or pertaining to Australian Aboriginal peoples, Aborigines, or their language. [First attested in the 19th century.]
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Alternative capitalization of aboriginal.
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Alternative capitalization of aboriginal.
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Any of the native languages spoken by Australian aborigines.
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An aboriginal animal, plant, or person.
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Origin of aboriginal

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

    From Wiktionary

  • See Aboriginal.

    From Wiktionary