Sometimes Aboriginal. relating to or typical of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a region, or their descendants: the aboriginal people of Tahiti;aboriginal customs.
Aboriginal. relating to or being a member of any of the peoples who are the earliest known inhabitants of Australia, or one of their descendants: an Aboriginal tribe of Tasmania.
- ab·o·rig·i·nal·i·ty, noun
- ab·o·rig·i·nal·ly, adverb
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How to use aboriginal in a sentence
The day just gets more upsetting when we hear about aboriginal rights in Canada.
The cover story is about how over 1,000 aboriginal women have gone missing since 1980.
“At that time, aboriginal people were only just granted citizenship,” Briggs tells the Daily Beast.
One Sapphire, Kay, falls for a black soldier, even as she struggles with her aboriginal identity.
An all-girl aboriginal quartet sings in war-torn Vietnam in ‘The Sapphires,’ out today.
MacRae's seat, stone-marker, and aboriginal spearhead; the three lined up like the sights of a modern rifle.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Your school years are ended, and a life of quiet, amid scenes of aboriginal romance, awaits you here.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
On the whole, the new comers succeeded in making friends of the aboriginal race.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
The aboriginal races include American Indians of the mainland and Caribs.
The aboriginal tribes of Australia are of a low-class black race, but generally peaceful and inoffensive in their habits.
British Dictionary definitions for aboriginal (1 of 2)
existing in a place from the earliest known period; indigenous; autochthonous
- aboriginally, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for Aboriginal (2 of 2)
of, relating to, or characteristic of the indigenous peoples of Australia
another word for an Australian Aborigine
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