Latin. from the very beginning; from the source or origin.
Other definitions for Aborigine (2 of 2)
Often Offensive. a member of any of the peoples who are the earliest known inhabitants of Australia, or one of their descendants.: Also Aboriginal .Also called Australian Aborigine .
Sometimes Offensive. one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a region, or one of their descendants: the Aborigines of Canada and Greenland.
aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region.
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British Dictionary definitions for aborigine (1 of 2)
an original inhabitant of a country or region who has been there from the earliest known times
British Dictionary definitions for Aborigine (2 of 2)
Also called: Aboriginal a member of the indigenous people who were living in Australia when European settlers arrived
any of the languages of this people: See also Australian (def. 3)
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