Aborigine meaning

ăbə-rĭjə-nē
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The definition of aborigine refers to the animals and plants which are native to an area, or to the people who were the first to find and live in an area.

1. An example of a plant that is an aborigine is the fig in Australia.

2. An example of people who are aboriginal to a country are Inuits in Canada.

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An individual aboriginal Australian.
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The flora and fauna native to a geographic area.
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The native animals or plants of a certain region.
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An native inhabitant of a country; a member of the original people. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
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(in the plural) The native flora and fauna of an area. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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Origin of aborigine

  • 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 ab–1 orīgine ablative of orīgō beginning origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from aborigines.

    From Wiktionary