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See Aboriginal.

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

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

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.]
  • 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.
  • IPA(key): /aboɾixiˈnal/ [a.β̞o.ɾi.xiˈnal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: a‧bo‧ri‧gi‧nal

aboriginal m or f by sense (plural aboriginales)

  1. Aborigine (original inhabitant of Australia)
    Synonym: aborigen

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