aboriginal

aboriginal

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English

Etymology

See Aboriginal.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.əˈɹɪd͡ʒ.n̩.l̩/, /ˌæb.əˈɹɪd͡ʒ.ɪn.l̩/

Adjective

aboriginal (comparative more aboriginal, superlative most aboriginal)

  1. First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
  2. Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans. [First attested in the late 17th century.]
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Aboriginal [First attested in the late 18th century.]

Synonyms

  • (indigenous to a place): native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

Derived terms

  • aboriginality
  • aboriginally

Related terms

  • aborigine

Translations

Noun

aboriginal (plural aboriginals)

  1. An animal or plant native to a region. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Aboriginal [First attested in the mid 18th century.]

Usage notes

  • Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence.
  • In Canada and Australia, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people.
  • See also the usage notes under Aboriginal.

Translations

References


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aboɾixiˈnal/, [aβoɾixiˈnal]

Noun

aboriginal m or f (plural aboriginales)

  1. Aborigine (original inhabitant of Australia)

Synonyms

  • aborigen

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