Aborigines meaning

Plural form of aborigine.
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The original people of a location, originally Greek and Roman. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
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Indigenous flora and fauna. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
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(history) The inhabitants of a location before colonization by the Europeans occurred. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
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Origin of aborigines

  • From Latin Aborīginēs, possibly from ab orīgine (“from the beginning”).

    From Wiktionary