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Aborigines

[ ab-uh-rij-uh-neez ]
/ ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə niz /
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plural noun
the plural form of Aborigine.
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Origin of Aborigines

First recorded in 1540–50; Aborigine + -s3; see origin at Aborigine
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Cultural definitions for Aborigines

aborigines
[ (ab-uh-rij-uh-neez) ]

The earliest known inhabitants of a region. The term is most often associated with the native hunting and gathering population of Australia, who preceded the arrival of white settlers. (See hunting and gathering societies.)

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