AskDefine | Define aboriginal

Dictionary Definition

aboriginal adj
1 being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia" [syn: native] [ant: nonnative]
2 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" [syn: primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial] n : a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived [syn: Aborigine, Abo, native Australian, Australian Aborigine]

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  1. alternative capitalization of Aboriginal


  1. alternative capitalization of Aboriginal

Extensive Definition

Aborigine or Aboriginal may refer to:
Or, more specifically:
aboriginal in French: Autochtone
aboriginal in Galician: Aborixe
aboriginal in Italian: Aborigeni
aboriginal in Dutch: Aborigines
aboriginal in Portuguese: Aborígene (desambiguação)
aboriginal in Slovenian: Staroselci

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