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Origin of aborigine
usage note for aborigine
When not referring to Australia, the noun aborigine, as well as the adjective and noun aboriginal, are all acceptable to use: the aborigines of Peru and Ecuador; the aboriginal people of Bali; the aboriginals of Siberia.
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How to use aborigine in a sentence
Just after the capture, an aborigine told his tribe that his death was at hand.
The untutored aborigine made a simple expression of a clear idea, and created beauty.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
She is a girl from the neighborhood; that terrible aborigine Evelyn picked her up.A Very Naughty Girl|L. T. Meade
They knocked off supper, and all but the aborigine knew what it meant sometimes to go hungry to bed.The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
How that untutored Northwest aborigine ever took unto herself this Broadway chorus-girl name, Heaven only knows!The Prairie Wife|Arthur Stringer