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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What we have said of the North American aborigines applies with equal, if not with greater, force to those of the South.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
The aborigines were never formidable in battle until they became supplied with the weapons of European invention.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
Thus ended the troubles with aborigines of martial mind in William Bradford's time.William Bradford of Plymouth|Albert Hale Plumb
For several years reference to the aborigines is of rare occurrence.
It was the work of a moment, but traces of aborigines were unseen.